Minimum income schemes are important tools to combat poverty and social exclusion, since they ensure personal security, play a significant role in redistributing wealth and guarantee more solidarity and social justice. This hearing will reflect on a better measurement of poverty and on the problems of adopting a European minimum income scheme. It will bring together experts and people involved in advocacy work to contribute to the EESC opinion.
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Section for Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship (SOC) - Related Events
This seminar, co-organised by the EESC and Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), aims at discussing the current state of affairs and next steps on the EU policy agenda in the field of labour migration and mobility policy. It will address the main challenges characterizing migration and mobility for employment purposes. The “attractiveness” of the EU’s labour migration policy will be looked at especially, in its current shape and ways to foster it in the future.
Atypical work refers to employment relationships not conforming to the standard or "typical" model of full-time, regular, open-ended employment with a single employer over a long time span. The purpose of the LMO conference, co-organised with the Polish Ministry for Labour and Social Policy, is to examine these kinds of atypical employment and various EU level and national level attempts to deal with them. What has been done? Have the desired effects been reached? What are the future challenges?
The Europe 2020 Strategy sets out a number of new goals in terms of employment, innovation, education, social inclusion, climate and energy. Yet when it comes to achieving the targets set out in the Europe 2020 Strategy, the starting points of men and women are quite different. On Friday 22 March 2013, the EESC will be presenting its own-initiative opinion on "The gender dimension in the Europe 2020 Strategy" and will be discussing its view on this fascinating subject. Your input will be most welcome.
Is migration in Europe merely a source of problems? Or does it contribute to growth and demographic stability? Join the debate and listen to our high-level speakers and experts at the joint conference on Migration: a source of wealth and duties for Europe (organised by the EESC, CoE and French CES) on 15 March!
The European Council of December 2012 agreed that the roadmap for the completion of the European Monetary Union (EMU) should include a social dimension, comprising social dialogue. President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy called for the EESC proposals on the social dimension of the Economic and Monetary Union. To assemble the views of institutional stakeholders, social partners and civil society organisations, the EESC is holding a hearing on "For a social dimension of the EMU".
Active labour market policies aim to improve the functioning of the labour market, notably by matching the unemployed or those with difficulties in the labour market to vacancies or jobs or by enhancing their employability with a view to future employment. However, during the crisis job creation and active labour market policies were largely affected by austerity measures.
The section for Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship had its 137th meeting on 26 February 2013.
This hearing is part of the work on the opinion on "Manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco and related products". Speakers will include representatives from the Tobacco industry, civil society organizations on public health, European Commission and European Parliament representatives. The results of the hearing will provide important input to the further work of the EESC study group on this topic.
This hearing's conclusions will feed directly into the study group work on the Committee's opinion on 'Rethinking education'.