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  • EESC plenary debate with Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights

  • Poverty and the role of civil society organisations in combatting it will be the focus of his Presidency

    With the start of the 2020-2025 term of office of the EESC, Séamus Boland takes over the Presidency of the its Diversity Europe Group. Members confirmed his new role for the next two and a half years during the first group meeting of the new term held today, 27 October. Mr Boland's Presidency will focus on the topic of "Poverty and the role of civil society organisations in combatting it".

  • Statement of the President of the Employers' Group

    On 20 February 2019 the EESC adopted an opinion calling for an EU framework directive on minimum income. The Employers' Group fully shares the view of the EESC that fighting against poverty is a necessity. However, for us the instrument proposed in the opinion is not the correct one. For this reason, the Group tabled a counter-opinion, presenting its views on measures needed to reduce poverty. The counter opinion was supported by almost 40% of the EESC Members.

  • The Diversity Europe Group recently organised a structured brainstorming session aiming at encouraging its Members to think out of the box and to come up with ideas to feed into proposals for the Sibiu Summit on the Future of Europe. This session kick-started our Group's contribution to the EESC Roadmap 'From Cracow to Sibiu and beyond'. 

     

     

  • EESC discusses digitalisation and inequalities at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum, held in Bonn from 11 to 13 June

  • Reference number
    23/2018

    The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has used an own-initiative opinion to call for sufficient funding resources to be put in place for implementing the European Pillar of Social Rights. Adopted at its plenary session on 19 April 2018, the opinion calls for improvements in the Member States and a robust commitment in terms of budget, investment and current spending to make the Social Pillar a reality.

  • Lessons learned

    EWSA legt Maßnahmen zur künftigen Vermeidung der Härten der Sparpolitik und zur Abfederung der negativen Auswirkungen des früheren Krisenmanagements vor

    Bei der Bewältigung künftiger Krisen muss eine stärkere Ausgewogenheit zwischen fiskalpolitischen und sozialen Zielen erreicht werden, um nachteilige Auswirkungen auf die wirtschaftliche Leistungsfähigkeit, die Arbeitsmärkte und die Sozialsysteme der betreffenden Mitgliedstaaten zu vermeiden. Anstelle einer restriktiven Sparpolitik sollten die EU-Organe in künftigen Krisensituationen auf Maßnahmen zur Förderung der wirtschaftlichen Zusammenarbeit, von ...

  • Politicians and civil society must act, says the EESC

    The United Nations and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) presented the film Sold – a film about human trafficking by Jeffrey D. Brown - at Brussels' Centre for Fine Arts BOZAR on 10 January 2017. Opening the screening, together with Deborah Seward (Director of UNRIC), Madi Sharma, member of the EESC, said...