Emergency measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 have taken a heavy toll on Europe’s civil society. Although mostly justifiable and necessary to save lives, these measures should never offer a carte blanche to governments to turn what was initially an urgent response into the permanent demise of the rule of law. So finds a recent EESC hearing.
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The European Economic and Social Committee advocates a set of common principles for public services to help ensure full compliance of all Member States with democratic norms and the rule of law.
El CESE considera inaceptable y contraria a los valores fundamentales de la UE la persistencia de obstáculos jurídicos y técnicos en toda Europa que hacen que ningún país de la Unión pueda garantizar unas elecciones plenamente accesibles para todos
El diálogo social es un pilar del modelo social europeo que puede utilizarse para responder rápidamente a las crisis y hacer frente a sus consecuencias. Sin embargo, en muchos países sigue estando fragmentado y se produce solo de forma ocasional.
Holistic strategies and harmonisation of action plans for integration could be the way to go, EESC members explain. EU Member States deal with integration policies in widely different ways, based on their specific circumstances and migration histories. Yet the specific needs of women and children striving to overcome discrimination or obstacles to their integration are not always fully taken into consideration. However, the EESC put forward ways to address these shortcomings in an opinion presented at the October plenary session.
Estimates show that almost half of European adults have low or outdated skills, which makes the need for them to upskill and reskill ever more relevant
Platforms bring many benefits to the economy, such as helping job creation and giving workers more flexibility and independence – but they can still carry many risks for both the labour force and society
El Comité Económico y Social Europeo (CESE) ha aprobado el Dictamen Salarios mínimos dignos en toda Europa después de que el Parlamento Europeo solicitase un dictamen exploratorio.
The new, long-awaited, five-year strategy should be updated and implemented without delay, to help prevent any further erosion of gender equality caused by the pandemic
To adjust to the new world of work, people will need many skill sets acquired in different learning environments.