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.
A solid and sustainable social dimension of the European Union is crucial for securing its future, speakers said at the public hearing on the "Impact of the social dimension and the European Pillar of Social Rights on the Future of the European Union", held by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on 11 September.
Focusing on social inclusion of young people, helping them to develop self-confidence, a sense of identity and belonging, and teaching them how to think critically are among the most important elements of successfully preventing youth radicalisation, a panel held by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) heard in Brussels last week.
The rights of persons with disabilities (PWDs) should be included in the Global Compact on Refugees and the Global compact for Migration, the two intergovernmental agreements covering the international response to refugees and migrations, it was suggested at an event held on the margins of the Conference of State Parties to the CRPD (COSP) co-hosted by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).
The new Commission proposal seeks to provide clarity and assurances with regard to benefits to which workers working abroad are entitled, but some of the issues have not been adequately addressed, the EESC says.