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LMO 10.10.2017

Active ageing, investing in education and developing the right skills among main solutions for future-proof Europe

Despite a record high number of people in employment and continued economic growth in the EU, young Europeans today face less stable career prospects, less social security and worse living standards than older generations. This makes intergenerational fairness one of the top political priorities, a conference held at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) revealed.

social dialogue

The far-reaching changes in the world of work, such as the blurring of the previously well-defined roles of employers and workers and the rise in the number of workers in precarious employment, make it imperative for the role of social dialogue and collective bargaining to be acknowledged and strengthened, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) said in a recent exploratory opinion requested by the Estonian presidency and adopted at the EESC's last plenary session in September.


Technological developments are full of opportunities, but also risks, disability organisations warn at an EESC public hearing

The EU Disability strategy for 2020-2030 should ensure that people with disabilities have equal access to a fully digitalised world, a conference on “The future of the EU Disability strategy after 2020” heard this month at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).


Challenges of future work will be best tackled through strong social policies and education, says EESC

Social security and avoidance of poverty must be given high priority in the face of the digital revolution, which will give rise to many new forms of work while providing both higher flexibility and more uncertainty for workers and employers, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) warned in a recent opinion.