The Workers' Group is organising an extraordinary meeting in Romania in the framework of the Romanian EU Presidency.
Europese verkiezingen 23 – 26 mei 2019
The final results of yesterday’s European elections are trickling in one by one, giving us a chance to set the political backdrop for the next parliament.
EESC resolution urges civil society to turn out in force at European elections and vote for a united Europe
The EESC's plenary session on 15 May adopted a resolution calling on all EU citizens to turn out at the forthcoming European elections and vote in favour of a united Europe. The Committee also invited civil society organisations to join efforts to mobilise voters. Read the full text here.
“The upcoming European Elections, taking place 23-26 May 2019, are going to be decisive for all European citizens. To help you engage your national members in the campaign leading up to the elections, the EESC Workers’ Group has prepared an EU Election Special that provides you with several resources outlining the importance of the European Union in citizens’ everyday lives and its accomplishments for working people. I invite you to share these resources with your national networks.
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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.
In each of the 27 EU countries, there are laws or organisational arrangements which exclude some voters with disabilities from participating in EP elections. If the best practices from across all countries were implemented, an ideal system would emerge in which every EU citizen with disabilities not only would have the full possibility to vote but also would be able to choose for themselves the most convenient way in which to vote.
Verplichte lessen over Europees beleid, zodat burgers met kennis van zaken naar de stembus trekken, behaalde de meeste stemmen tijdens de editie 2019 van “Jouw Europa, jouw mening” (YEYS), het jongerenevenement dat het Europees Economisch en Sociaal Comité (EESC) op 21 en 22 maart 2019 organiseerde. Dit initiatief zal samen met drie andere geselecteerde voorstellen over de vraag hoe nieuwe technologieën en sociale media de deelname aan de EU-verkiezingen kunnen vergroten, aan het Europees Parlement worden toegezonden.
As part of its Civil Society for rEUnaissance conference on 21 February, the EESC organised seven parallel thematic workshops, focusing on seven issues which will be decisive for the future of Europe.
Find the conclusions from the seven workshops here.
Luca Jahier, President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), and Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament (EP), signed on 5 December a joint declaration in view of the European elections that will be held in May 2019.
De leden van het Europees Economisch en Sociaal Comité veroordelen de ongerechtvaardigde en niet-uitgelokte invasie van Oekraïne door de Russische regering en betuigen hun solidariteit met het Oekraïense volk, waarbij zij in deze dramatische tijd oproepen tot krachtige maatregelen op zowel EU- als nationaal niveau in een geest van eenheid.
The European Parliament has been one of the key European institutions for trade unions to make our voices heard. However, the predictions of the next election results give cause for concern. One thing is clear - the landscape of the next European Parliament will change and the two traditional parties may no longer have a majority. What does this mean for trade unions and how will we navigate this new landscape?