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.
An EU legal framework on safeguarding and strengthening workers’ information, consultation and participation
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.
The Macroeconomic Effects of Common Minimum Standards for Unemployment Benefit Schemes in EU member states
This study examines the impact on the automatic stabilisation properties of national unemployment benefit systems of a European policy initiative that would introduce minimum standards to those systems.
Civil Society Media Seminar 2019 - the EU is (for) you: the role of civil society in communicating the EU
This brochure presents the highlights and findings of the EESC's 13th Civil Society Media Seminar.
The Seminar was organised at the University of Malaga, Spain, on 10-11 October 2019, and included three panels:
In this brochure, we have put together a series of semester-related opinions and an information report in which the EESC makes policy recommendations on the various elements of the European Semester.
Social policies to go hand-in hand with competitiveness. How employers see the social dimension of the EU
A competitive and sustainable economy with a high level of employment is the basis for the European economic and social model which also contributes to better economic and social convergence. Enhancing productivity based on skills and knowledge is the only sound recipe for maintaining the well-being of European societies. The social dimension of Europe cannot be strengthened without economic growth and a well-functioning internal market. This document summarises the views of the Employers' Group on the future of social policies in the EU.
How to design the European Labour Authority to fight more efficiently social and wage dumping – Study
This study presents an overview and analysis of the roles and tasks of the European Labour Authority (ELA), with a view to highlight the strengths and possible weaknesses of the current set up and suggest how to support its effective operation.
Integrating the European Pillar of Social Rights into the roadmap for deepening Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union – Study
This study on behalf of the Workers’ Group of the European Economic and Social Committee explores the possibility of establishing three policy instruments to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR) and rebalance the economic and social dimensions of the E(M)U.
This document provides a summary of the discussion entitled "The European social model – can we still afford it in the globalised world?" which was held in Sopot (Poland) on 27 September 2018. The panel was organised by the EESC Employers' Group in the scope of the European Forum for New Ideas.