Press releases

  • The Europe 2020 Strategy is soon coming to an end at a time when Europe is facing major challenges. Civil society should provide contribution to the shaping of the new post-2020 participatory long term strategy, as well as to its governance and implementation, was the event's message. Key priority for the future strategy should be to respond more effectively to rising inequality, to create trust and confidence across Europe and to ensure a fair transition for all.

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    The EESC goes local to gain a first-hand insight into Europe's live-in care work sector

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    The 2017 Civil Society Prize recognises outstanding initiatives which help people furthest away from the labour market

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    EESC President Georges Dassis and European Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc, joined by Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kadri Simson and Chair of the European Parliament's Transport Committee Karima Delli, officially launched the EU Platform for Change at a major conference at the EESC in Brussels on 27 November 2017. The platform aims to increase female employment and equal opportunities in the transport sector.

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    On Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 November 2017 the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) hosted the 11th European Platform for Roma Inclusion, organised by the European Commission and focusing on the transition of young Roma from education to employment.

  • Partenariat Union Européenne–Afrique
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    Adoption of a youth declaration addressed to the AU-EU Summit

    A new impetus in relations between the EU and the AU based on a major role for socio-economic stakeholders

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    EESC-CCMI celebrates 15th anniversary with discussion on Industry and Society 4.0

    Industry has always been shaped by continuous change. But some changes are real upheavals, such as the industrial revolution in the 19th century and the one we are facing now: Industry 4.0, the digital revolution of the 21st century. "It may be almost impossible to predict the future, but we need to be prepared for it": that was the message from the panellists at the event.

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    Civil society, cities and regions call for targeted support for their vital contribution to implementation of the Paris Agreement

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    Without social rights, backed by a sound and sustainable economic basis, the future of Europe will be at stake, says the EESC

    A delegation of members of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), led by its President Georges Dassis, will take part in the high-level social summit in Gothenburg on 17 November to voice the EESC's support for the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR), ...

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    The EESC proposes a debate on an EU Bill of Climate Rights to ensure climate justice at all levels