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The rights and principles forming the European Pillar of Social Rights fall into three areas, one of which is social protection and inclusion, which is to say everything touching upon living conditions in our society.

The 20th and final principle of the European Pillar of Social Rights deals with "access to essential services". It establishes the right to essential services of good quality and gives a non-comprehensive list of those services most important to people's daily lives. The Member States continue to be responsible for identifying, organising, providing and funding these services at national, regional or local level. However, it is not enough simply to state that essential services – including services across borders – must be universally available; the notion of essential services and how they can be delivered must be clarified.

03/10/2018

In the context of the UN 2030 Agenda, the European Economic and Social Committee will hold a public debate where we will explore how the EESC has worked towards implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in practice – both with civil society, and within the Committee itself.   

28/09/2018

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in cooperation with the European Retail Financial Forum (ERFF) organised a high-level conference on Consumers at the heart of finance in Europe took place on 26 September in Brussels.

26/09/2018
Audition

This years' meeting of the EESC's Western Balkans Follow-up Committee outside of Brussels will be held on 24-25 September 2018 in Tirana, Albania. A meeting with social partners on the state of social dialogue in Albania on 24 September and a hearing with the civil society organisations (CSOs) on Youth Policy and Youth Participation in the Albanian society on 25 September.

Our Western Balkans Follow-up Committee members will listen to the views on the role of civil society in Albania, and later convey these messages to the Government of Albania and to the political authorities of the EU. These meetings in Albania are a step towards the 7th Western Balkans Civil Society Forum to be held in 2019.

24/09/2018 25/09/2018
The first European Democracy Festival

The EESC will participate in the Jubel Festival by hosting a workshop about civil society involvement and empowerment in the EU with EESC Members animating this workshop. The EESC will share a stand with the CoR; therefore joint EESC/CoR activities could be organised.

22/09/2018
Civil society and municipalities: building sustainability through collaboration

The second event for the European Day of Sustainable Communities will showcase the critical contribution that community-led initiatives on climate change and sustainability are making to support EU policy goals in these areas.

 

20/09/2018

537th plenary session, with Günther OETTINGER, on Wednesday 19 September at 4.15 p.m. Debate with Violeta BULC,  on Thursday 20 September at 9:30 a.m. Debate on the European Citizens' Initiative "Minority SafePack" on Thursday 20 September, at 12 h 00.

19/09/2018 20/09/2018
High Level Conference

During the energy transition towards the low-emission economy, the EU energy system faces a period of profound technological, economic and social change that will affect many of the energy sectors, including the coal industry and hence the coal-mining regions of the EU. However, the currently active coal-mining regions have to prepare for the phasing-out of coal production to be in line with EU energy and climate policy decisions on fossil fuel use or for economic reasons.

13/09/2018

During the meeting, the members of the Domestic Advisory Group (DAG) of the EU composed of representatives of employers' organisations, trade unions and various interest group, elected their Chair and Vice-Chairs. They discussed the mandate of the EU DAG, working methods, reporting procedures and cooperation with other civil society organisations, as well as exchange views on its rules of procedure.

10/09/2018

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