A European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) hearing has drawn up preventive measures and alternative approaches for future crises
EESC discusses digitalisation and inequalities at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum, held in Bonn from 11 to 13 June
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'.
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 EESC draws mixed conclusions from the European Commission's growth survey
Gabi Bischoff visited Armut und Gesundheit in Deutschland e.V. in Mainz
More than 120 million people in the EU face the risk of poverty or social exclusion
Η ΕΟΚΕ παρουσιάζει μέτρα για την αποφυγή της αυστηρής λιτότητας στο μέλλον και το μετριασμό των επιπτώσεων της διαχείρισης παλαιότερων κρίσεων
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.
More than 122 million people in the EU are at risk of poverty or social exclusion