- The EESC considers the Social Imbalance Procedure (SIP) an opportunity to enhance the coordination of national efforts to improve their social governance and reduce social inequalities within a country and between Member States
- underlines that the SIP should be integrated into the European Semester, throughout its different phases
- calls on the Commission and the Member States to consider making existing rules for funds allocation (including the ESIF, RRF and others) more flexible.
- The EESC welcomes the recommendation, especially the establishment of realistic and sufficient criteria for making minimum income available to all;
- believes that minimum income schemes should be part of national strategies to combat poverty;
- suggests that Member States should assess minimum income levels regularly and ensure that the minimum income is in line with inflation.
This study identifies key barriers to accelerating the renovation rate in the residential building sector and to implementing the Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS). It provides a summary of, and recommendations for, overcoming these obstacles.
Labour Market Observatory (LMO) study
For the current mandate (October 2020 to April 2023) of the Civil Society Organisations’ Group (Group III), it has been decided to concentrate on the topic of poverty and on the role of civil society organisations and citizens' initiatives in combating it. The objective of the work programme of Group III for this period is to contribute to making local communities more sustainable, resilient, equitable, productive and socially just, whilst also upholding the highest levels of democratic governance, respect for rights and the rule of law.
On 31 March 2022, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) held a high-level conference on Health challenges in the EU in the pandemic context.
What kind of Europe do you dream of?
Civil society and the Conference on the Future of Europe
Lisbon, 18-19 November 2021
This research report has been produced in the context of a project entitled ‘The definition of worker in the platform economy’ (CES/FSA/09/2020), which was commissioned by the workers’ group of the European Economic and Social Committee. The report aims to contribute to the debates on platform workers’ risks and regulatory solutions.
This study provides an overview of the current state of workers’ information, consultation and (board-level) participation in the European Union which are a key element of the Social Model as enshrined in the EU Treaties and a comprehensive body of secondary law.