33 schools from across Europe to come to Brussels to discuss the future of the EU. Today the EESC selected the schools which will be participating in this year's edition of Your Europe Your Say!, its flagship event for youth. In 2017, the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome will be the theme of the Committee’s annual "Your Europe, Your Say!" youth event, offering young people from around Europe the opportunity to share their ideas about the EU of yesterday, today and tomorrow.
EØSU's samarbejde med civilsamfundsorganisationerne i Rusland reguleres af de fem vejledende principper for forholdet mellem EU og Rusland, der er aftalt mellem EU's udenrigsministre og EU's højtstående repræsentant for udenrigsanliggender og sikkerhedspolitik. Et af disse vejledende principper omhandler "støtte til mellemfolkelige forbindelser".
Dialog og udveksling mellem civilsamfundsrepræsentanter fra EU og Rusland bidrager i betydelig grad til den fortsatte gennemførelse af det strategiske partnerskab mellem EU og Rusland. EØSU har anlagt en tostrenget strategi for sine forbindelser med det russiske civilsamfund for at involvere en så bred vifte af civilsamfundsrepræsentanter som muligt. Udvalget opretholder forbindelserne til sin officielle russiske pendant Den Russiske Føderations civilkammer og arrangerer bl.a. årlige fælles seminarer om emner af interesse for civilsamfundet på begge sider. EØSU's anden partner er Civilsamfundsforummet EU-Rusland, hvor en anden type civilsamfundsorganisationer mødes.
Opfølgningsudvalget EU/Rusland er et internt EØSU-organ, der fungerer som en styringsgruppe og er ansvarligt for at udvikle og bibeholde forbindelserne og arrangere møder og fælles seminarer med civilsamfundet i Rusland.
According to Eurostat figures, in May 2016 there were 4,197 million unemployed young people (18.6%) in the EU-28. Although an improvement on the previous year (20.3%), the figure remains appalling and shows that the threat of a "lost generation", which has loomed large since the beginning of the economic and financial crisis, is still hanging dangerously over Europe. Despite this, businesses across the EU are struggling to find young people with the skills they need.
After the COP21 in Paris came up with a number of financial commitments by all sorts of national and international donors, EU and African socio-economic stakeholders gathering in Nairobi called for better information on and access to climate-mitigation funding. Members of ...
The 1st and inaugural meeting of the EU-Georgia Civil Society Platform (CSP) was held on 16th June 2016 in Tbilisi and was co-chaired by Andrzej Adamczyk, member of the EESC, and Kakha Gogolashvili, chairman of the Georgian National Platform at the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum. The participants in the first CSP meeting adopted a joint declaration, assessing the state of play of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement's implementation and acknowledging the considerable progress achieved by Georgia since the beginning of the Association process. Nevertheless, they called ...
How are new forms of employment impacting workers? Is the total flexibility of workers and labour market desirable? Will the sharing economy be putting an end to Europe's social protection systems?
More than 122 million people in the EU are at risk of poverty or social exclusion
33 schools from across Europe selected to come to Brussels to discuss migration
More than 120 million people in the EU face the risk of poverty or social exclusion
The 7th Joint Seminar of the European Economic and Social Committee and the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation (CCRF) will bring together EESC members and representatives of their Russian counterpart, representatives of the European Commission, experts and academics, to discuss cooperation in the areas of higher education and rural development. During four thematic sessions, participants will focus on EU-Russia cooperation in the fields of science, research and innovation; aligning higher education in the EU and Russia (the Bologna Process) and Erasmus+, on narrowing the gaps between rural and urban areas, and on cross-border cooperation for businesses and SMEs.
The EESC has set up a permanent study group on Roma inclusion which will be monitoring the implementation the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies from the point on view of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs).
Anti-gypsyism and discrimination are important barriers to Roma enjoying full rights and this hearing plans to map possible avenues for redress for Roma, including equality bodies. The hearing will allow for the exchange of best practices on how Roma can address violations of their rights.