A recent hearing at the EESC showcased many programmes and projects disproving myths that persons with disabilities are unable to work or too expensive to accommodate in the workplace.
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EESC debate takes stock and discusses steps to take
On 14 November, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) held a conference on demographic challenges in the European Union. As announced by the Croatian government, demographic revitalisation will feature high on the agenda of the upcoming Croatian presidency of the Council of the EU.
On 25 September 2019, the European Economic and Social Committee voted on the opinion SOC/614 – The European Pillar of Social Rights – evaluation of the initial implementation and recommendations for the future. The document was adopted with 117 votes for, 44 votes against and 3 abstentions. The majority of the Employers' Group members voted against the opinion as the document does not present the variety of views within the EESC in a balanced manner. That is also why the members of the Employers' Group tabled over 40 amendments to the opinion.
An EESC hearing points to the need to embrace a human rights-based approach to disability in news and entertainment programmes, to build a more inclusive society that sees the person, and not the disability
In June, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) held a hearing focusing on combating discrimination in the employment and recruitment of Roma, which revealed that the current strategies for fostering their inclusion in the labour market were largely failing.
Kā secināts Eiropas Ekonomikas un sociālo lietu komitejas nesen pasūtītā pētījumā, pārrobežu pakalpojumi rada jaunas darbvietas un stimulē ekonomikas izaugsmi. Tie labvēlīgi ietekmē visas ES valstis un dažāda veida darbvietas — gan darbaspēka, gan zināšanu ietilpīgs. Dokuments apliecina, ka, izvairoties no stingra regulējuma pārrobežu pakalpojumu jomā, iekšējais tirgus labvēlīgi ietekmē ES ekonomiku. Pārrobežu pakalpojumu daļas samazināšanās par 1 % ES ekonomikai izmaksātu 8 miljardus eiro.
Organised civil society tables proposals for regaining citizens' support for European integration and achieving sustainable economic growth and social progress in the EU
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is starting to take stock of progress made so far in implementing the European Pillar of Social Rights ("the Social Pillar"), a tool for social policy proclaimed by the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission at the Gothenburg Summit in November 2017.
The member states of the European Union must strengthen stakeholder involvement in their efforts to reform national economies. Together with a new long-term EU strategy for sustainable development, improved stakeholder involvement could help create a more efficient and inclusive European semester that enjoys the support of society and is prepared to tackle the challenges facing the EU.