Ahead of the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, Gabriele Bischoff, President of the EESC Workers' Group, has called for the EU to take strong action against human trafficking, in particular to protect children, young people, women and vulnerable people.
La colaboración del CESE con las organizaciones de la sociedad civil en Rusia se rige por los cinco principios rectores de las relaciones entre la UE y Rusia acordadas entre los ministros de Asuntos Exteriores de la UE y la alta representante de la Unión para Asuntos Exteriores y Política de Seguridad. Uno de estos principios rectores es el «apoyo a los contactos interpersonales».
El diálogo y el intercambio de experiencias entre los representantes de la sociedad civil de la UE y de Rusia contribuyen de forma significativa a la ejecución continua de la Asociación Estratégica UE-Rusia. El CESE ha adoptado un enfoque dual en sus relaciones con la sociedad civil rusa con el fin de colaborar con la mayor variedad posible de representantes de la sociedad civil. Por un lado, mantiene relaciones con la Cámara Cívica de la Federación de Rusia, su equivalente oficial en Rusia, y organiza, entre otras cosas, seminarios conjuntos anuales sobre cuestiones de interés para la sociedad civil de ambas partes. El otro socio del CESE es el Foro de la Sociedad Civil UE-Rusia, que reúne a otro conjunto de organizaciones de la sociedad civil.
El Comité de Seguimiento UE-Rusia es un órgano interno del CESE, que actúa como grupo director y se encarga de desarrollar y mantener relaciones y organizar reuniones y seminarios conjuntos con la sociedad civil en Rusia.
Gabi Bischoff visited Armut und Gesundheit in Deutschland e.V. in Mainz
Some 25% of the EU population are older citizens, a growing market of economic and social players in the digital age. The European Union faces a new challenge: the coincidence of longevity and widespread digitalisation. Therefore, changing the approach to the "silver economy" is an imperative, says the EESC. In its opinion “The digital pillar of growth: e-seniors, a potential 25% of the European population” ...
"The European Economic and Social Committee considers that the participation of Roma at all stages of decision-making is essential for achieving effective policies that can make a real difference to their situation within the EU. However, the tools available today are not sufficient in this regard"
The results are in. After an impressive 428 applications to take part in Your Europe, Your Say! (YEYS) 2016, 33 schools from 28 EU Member States and five candidate countries have been selected to take part. We are thrilled that so many young people have expressed interest in this exciting event, and we can’t wait to meet the winning schools and students in March.
The European Economic and Social Committee and the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation held their seventh joint seminar in Brussels on 27 September 2017. Both sides highlighted that civil society has an instrumental role to play in contributing to sustainable economic, social and cultural development, democracy and human rights, and fostering people-to-people contacts – one of the guiding principles underpinning the EU's engagement with Russia.
Better scrutiny and management of food waste, an internationally agreed European history curriculum to combat nationalism, and better knowledge of the EU via the creation of a European day for schools. These were the main recommendations made to policy-makers by the students who took part in Your Europe, Your Say! (YEYS) to overcome the challenges the EU is facing.
You are our present and future, and Europe needs you: with these words, EESC Vice-President Gonçalo Lobo Xavier welcomed 99 young people to the yearly Your Europe, Your Say! event organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).
It is vital to foster economic growth; only if Europe has a strong economy, can it better face the political and social challenges that stand before it. This was one of the main messages of the EESC opinions adopted yesterday in Brussels. The EESC calls for more investment– both private and public – directly in the countries that need it most. The EU body representing Civil Society also finds that the Juncker plan is not enough ...
Georgia has the best track record in freedom of media among the Eastern Partnership countries, but nevertheless sustained efforts are called for in order to raise the standard of journalistic quality, objectivity and ethics, as well as secure their independence and sources of financing. This was one of the main messages of the EU-Georgia Civil Society Platform (CSP)'s second meeting held on 16th February at the EESC. The Platform also made recommendations for the Georgian government to ...