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 ...
Euroopa Majandus- ja Sotsiaalkomitee suhtlust kodanikuühiskonna organisatsioonidega Venemaal juhivad ELi ja Venemaa suhete viis juhtpõhimõtet, mille suhtes leppisid kokku ELi välisministrid ning liidu välisasjade ja julgeolekupoliitika kõrge esindaja. Üks nendest juhtpõhimõtetest on „inimestevaheliste kontaktide toetamine“.
Dialoog ja kogemuste vahetamine ELi ja Venemaa kodanikuühiskonna esindajate vahel aitab oluliselt kaasa ELi ja Venemaa strateegilise partnerluse jätkuvale rakendamisele. Euroopa Majandus- ja Sotsiaalkomitee on võtnud vastu kahesuunalise lähenemisviisi oma suhetele Venemaa kodanikuühiskonnaga, et suhelda nii paljude kodanikühiskonna esindajatega kui võimalik. Ühest küljest hoiab komitee alal suhteid Venemaa Föderatsiooni ühiskondliku kojaga, mis on komiteega samaväärne institutsioon Venemaal, ja korraldab – muu hulgas – iga-aastaseid ühisseminare mõlemal poolel kodanikuühiskonnale huvi pakkuvates küsimustes. Euroopa Majandus- ja Sotsiaalkomitee teine partner on ELi ja Venemaa kodanikuühiskonna foorum, mis koondab erinevaid kodanikuühiskonna organisatsioone.
ELi ja Venemaa järelevalvekomitee on komiteesisene organ, mis toimib juhtrühmana ja vastutab suhete arendamise ja säilitamise eest ning koosolekute ja ühisseminaride korraldamise eest kodanikuühiskonnaga Venemaal.
33 schools from across Europe to come to Brussels to discuss the future of the EU. Today the EESC selected the schools which will be participating in this year's edition of Your Europe Your Say!, its flagship event for youth. In 2017, the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome will be the theme of the Committee’s annual "Your Europe, Your Say!" youth event, offering young people from around Europe the opportunity to share their ideas about the EU of yesterday, today and tomorrow.
According to Eurostat figures, in May 2016 there were 4,197 million unemployed young people (18.6%) in the EU-28. Although an improvement on the previous year (20.3%), the figure remains appalling and shows that the threat of a "lost generation", which has loomed large since the beginning of the economic and financial crisis, is still hanging dangerously over Europe. Despite this, businesses across the EU are struggling to find young people with the skills they need.
After the COP21 in Paris came up with a number of financial commitments by all sorts of national and international donors, EU and African socio-economic stakeholders gathering in Nairobi called for better information on and access to climate-mitigation funding. Members of ...
The 1st and inaugural meeting of the EU-Georgia Civil Society Platform (CSP) was held on 16th June 2016 in Tbilisi and was co-chaired by Andrzej Adamczyk, member of the EESC, and Kakha Gogolashvili, chairman of the Georgian National Platform at the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum. The participants in the first CSP meeting adopted a joint declaration, assessing the state of play of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement's implementation and acknowledging the considerable progress achieved by Georgia since the beginning of the Association process. Nevertheless, they called ...
How are new forms of employment impacting workers? Is the total flexibility of workers and labour market desirable? Will the sharing economy be putting an end to Europe's social protection systems?
More than 122 million people in the EU are at risk of poverty or social exclusion
33 schools from across Europe selected to come to Brussels to discuss migration
More than 120 million people in the EU face the risk of poverty or social exclusion
The 7th Joint Seminar of the European Economic and Social Committee and the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation (CCRF) will bring together EESC members and representatives of their Russian counterpart, representatives of the European Commission, experts and academics, to discuss cooperation in the areas of higher education and rural development. During four thematic sessions, participants will focus on EU-Russia cooperation in the fields of science, research and innovation; aligning higher education in the EU and Russia (the Bologna Process) and Erasmus+, on narrowing the gaps between rural and urban areas, and on cross-border cooperation for businesses and SMEs.