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  • Adottati on 26/04/2017 - Bureau decision date: 13/12/2016
    Riferimento
    REX/484-EESC-2017
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Romania
    (Romania

    The 2030 Agenda, the new global framework for sustainable development agreed by the UN in 2015, needs to be reflected in EU's development policy, the major orientations of which are set out in the 2005 European Consensus on Development ("the Consensus").

    To this end, the Commission issued Communication COM(2016) 740, "Proposal for a New European Consensus on Development: Our World, Our Dignity, Our Future" in November 2016.  Interinstitutional negotiations are expected to result in its endorsement in the form of a Joint Statement by the Council, the European Parliament and the Commission, in May 2017.

    EESC opinion: Proposal for a new European Consensus on Development: "Our World, our Dignity, our Future” (Communication)
  • Adottati on 22/02/2017 - Bureau decision date: 17/02/2016
    Riferimento
    SOC/537-EESC-2016-00747-00-01-ac-tra
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Poland

    The EESC advocates the creation of an integrated European fund to combat poverty and social exclusion, based on the experiences of the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) and the European Social Fund (ESF). The current use of the ESF and the FEAD in the Member States should be monitored more effectively and the process should involve civil society organisations. Member States should make greater use of global grants and regranting, and treat in-kind contributions on an equal footing with financial contributions. A greater share of the resources allocated to operational programmes should be earmarked for projects with smaller budgets. The EESC is ready to develop – in cooperation with CSOs – a consultation platform to ensure better coordination of ESF and FEAD interventions and to enable discussion on the basic principles of a future integrated EU fund.

    EESC opinion: The effectiveness of ESF and FEAD funding as part of civil society efforts to tackle poverty and social exclusion under the Europe 2020 strategy (own-initiative opinion)
  • Adottati on 25/01/2017 - Bureau decision date: 15/03/2016
    Riferimento
    SOC/542-EESC-2016-01902-00-04-ac

    The EESC adopted this opinion after in-depth work carried out during the four meetings of the study group. The opinion also reflects the national debates with civil society organisations carried out in all Member States between 2 September and 2 November 2016. These discussions were coordinated by three members of the EESC ('trios') from the country concerned, often in cooperation with the European Commission (15 debates) or the national economic and social council (7 debates). Participants came from a wide range of employers' and trade union organisations and other civil society organisations, as well as, to a lesser extent, from the academic world. A total of 116 EESC members and nearly 1,800 representatives of civil society organisations participated in the 28 debates. The conclusions/recommendations of the national debates have been grouped in the opinion, while the reports on the national debates will be published separately.

    EESC opinion: European Pillar of Social Rights
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  • Adottati on 25/05/2016 - Bureau decision date: 08/12/2015
    Riferimento
    SOC/533-EESC-2016-00137-00-00-ac-tra
    (United Kingdom

    The nature of work and employment relationships is developing rapidly. The impact on the labour market and standards, economy, tax and social security systems and the living wage need to be assessed and grey areas in rights and protections addressed. The challenge is to encourage innovation and deliver positive outcomes for a sustainable and competitive social market economy. The EESC considers it a priority to develop social welfare models adapted to cover more flexible forms of employment. This should be given consideration in the development of the EU Pillar of Social Rights.

    EESC opinion: The changing nature of employment relationships and its impact on maintaining a living wage (exploratory opinion requested by the Dutch presidency)
  • Adottati on 17/02/2016 - Bureau decision date: 08/12/2015
    Riferimento
    SOC/530-EESC-2015-06663-00-03-ac
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Ireland
    Workers - GR II
    Netherlands

    The EESC supports the intention of the Dutch Presidency of the Council to address poverty through integrated approaches and through cooperation between public and private stakeholders. However, to do so, Member States must be supported by a common European framework and best-practice actors by national anti-poverty strategies. The EU Council should reiterate the commitment made to meet Europe's poverty target by 2020.

    EESC opinion: Fighting poverty (exploratory opinion requested by the Dutch presidency)
  • Adottati on 10/12/2013
    Riferimento
    SOC/482-EESC-2013-1960
    Workers - GR II
    Greece
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Ireland
    Plenary session number
    494
    -
    EESC opinion: European minimum income and poverty indicators
  • Adottati on 16/10/2013
    Riferimento
    SOC/494-EESC-2013-01-01-6069
    Workers - GR II
    Greece
    Plenary session number
    493
    -

    The Committee welcomes the increased attention brought to social investment, a greater targeting of European funds to sound employment and social policies, a dedicated youth employment initiative and youth guarantee scheme, and better cross-border mobility. It also welcomes the foreseen strengthened social dialogue as part of the European Semester process. It particularly supports the idea to step up closer surveillance of employment and social imbalances within the EMU through a systematic monitoring of rates of unemployment, of young people not in employment or training or education, of household income, poverty and inequality. The proposed scoreboard should pro-actively detect asymmetric developments and spill-over into overall economic performance and trigger a timely and effective adjustment mechanism and policy response.

    EESC opinion: The social dimension of the Economic and Monetary Union
  • Adottati on 22/05/2013
    Riferimento
    SC/38-EESC-2013-1566
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Italy
    Workers - GR II
    Greece
    Plenary session number
    490
    -

    It is time to build the social pillar of the EMU within the framework of a social Europe, without which citizens' adhesion to the European project as a whole will remain at risk. The EESC recommends to launch a new European Social Action Programme with tangible measures to develop social governance and participatory ownership of the European project. The EESC would propose two new exploratory initiatives: - The issuance of European Social Bonds financed, owned, managed and supervised transparently by civil society stakeholders; - The setting-up of a European Education Network for Unemployed Workers.

    EESC opinion: Subcommittee - For a social dimension of the European Economic and Monetary Union
  • Adottati on 22/05/2013
    Riferimento
    REX/372-EESC-2013-2417
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    France
    Plenary session number
    490
    -

    The opinion of the EESC should consider different options and scenarios for post-2015 and develop proposals on how to involve civil society more extensively in the process.

    A Decent life for All: Ending poverty and giving the world a sustainable future
  • Adottati on 14/02/2013
    Riferimento
    SOC/473-EESC-2012-2450
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Poland
    Plenary session number
    487
    -
    EESC opinion: Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived