This hearing will look at the state of play of the national Roma strategic frameworks in the Member States. It will look at some of the plans that these incorporate and discuss possible good practices.
Stručna skupina za zapošljavanje, socijalna pitanja i građanstvo (SOC) - Related Events
Originally focused on matters of security and defence, open strategic autonomy has expanded to encompass a wide range of policies from geopolitics, trade and economics (i.e. critical raw materials and supply chains) to technology, environment and climate, social and governance. However, the Member States still do not agree to what levels of ambition should strategic autonomy be pursued or how would the concept of strategic autonomy be defined. In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis and then with the war in Ukraine, all seem to agree that the EU should develop more capabilities to increase self-sufficiency.
Recent developments in the US and some European countries have shown that rights acquired by women are not irreversible. This particularly applies to sexual and reproductive health and rights. These questions are a matter of individual rights but also of public health, as sexual and reproductive health services are an essential part of comprehensive healthcare provision. Societal debates on the questions tend more and more towards polarisation, at the expense of women who can become deprived of their free and informed choice. The hearing will gather the view of civil society on these developments.
In order to prepare its report on "Violation of sanctions/EU crimes'', the EESC is organising a hybrid public hearing on 25th November 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The aim of the event is to gather input from policy makers, civil society organisations, academics and social partners, which will feed into the EESC's opinion.
Your participation and input are most welcome!
Featuring speakers from the EESC and other EU institutions, international and European organisations, social partners, civil society organisations and think tanks, the event looks at the state of play regarding the reception of Ukrainian refugees in the EU, 9 months on from when the war began. The event will look at different perspectives: the institutional/political perspective, what is happening on the ground, and then to the progress of integrating refugees in the EU, focussing on employment, education and housing.
Energy policy and the labour market: consequences for employment in regions undergoing energy transitions
As part of its work to prepare an opinion on Energy policy and the labour market: consequences for employment in regions undergoing energy transitions, the EESC is organising a remote public hearing on 10 November 2022 from 10:00 to 13:00. By including perspectives from relevant institutional stakeholders, social partners and civil society organisations, the event will explore different policies that have been implemented and will aim to gather recommendations on what works and what does not, in order to ensure a just transition. The input will then feed into the EESC's opinion. Your participation is most welcome!
As part of its work to prepare an opinion on the Commission package to better protect people from asbestos and ensure an asbestos-free future, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is organising a hybrid public hearing on 31 October 2022 from 10:00 am to 13 am.
The aim of the event is to gather input from other EU Institutions, civil society and academia on the following questions:
• What are the strengths and weaknesses of the Commission's package?
• What kind of activities do different actors carry out to protect workers from asbestos exposure, and are there any best practices to be shared?
Your participation and input are most welcome!
The European Migration Forum – the dialogue platform on migration, asylum and migrant integration – met for the seventh time on 20-21 October 2022.
The EESC is organising a public hearing on "Climate justice and how it is affecting people with disabilities in Europe and in the world" on 19 October 2022.
Climate justice is a concept that addresses the just division, fair sharing, and equitable distribution of the benefits and burdens of climate change and responsibilities to deal with it.
People with disabilities, especially those living in low income countries, are among those most impacted by climate change. In addition, their human rights are most at risk of violation by inappropriate climate action. To avoid this, their meaningful participation in climate policy forums for the development of climate adaptation and mitigation plans is needed.
The aim of the event is to identify necessary steps to reach disability inclusive climate justice.
Supporting labour market developments: how to maintain employability, boost productivity and develop skills, especially in SMEs
In order to prepare its own initiative opinion on "Supporting labour market developments", the EESC is organising a remote public hearing on 18 October 2022.
The hearing will seek to answer the following questions:
What are the skills of the future and the challenges in the transformation of work, and of the labour market?
What is the contemporary understanding of the concept of employability?
What is the role of the individual and the stakeholders in the labour market?
Invited speakers include representatives of the EU institutions, the social partners, as well as other civil society organisations.
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