Demografische veranderingen

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  • Adopted on 04/05/2011
    Reference
    SOC/399-EESC-2011-804
    Employers - GR I
    France
    Workers - GR II
    France
    Plenary session number
    471
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  • Adopted on 15/09/2010
    Reference
    SOC/373-EESC-2010-1172
    Workers - GR II
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    465
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  • Adopted on 15/07/2010
    Reference
    SOC/367-EESC-2010-01-01-972
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Germany
    Plenary session number
    464
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  • Some 42% of Europe's older population report that age discrimination is prevalent in their country, with ageism peaking in the workplace. As the proportion of people over 65 is set to steadily rise in the coming decades, the EU is in dire need of a comprehensive strategy which will allow for a fundamental change, both in policies and in society's perception of older people

  • Reference number
    29/2023

    In a plenary debate with Commission Vice President Dubravka Šuica, the EESC asked the Commission to present a new strategy for older persons before the end of the current mandate

  • The European Economic and Social Committee believes that aging in dignity should become a fundamental right. Europeans live longer, and this is good news.  But with aging, new social, economic and health-related challenges are emerging which affect both the elderly and their families and societies. For too long this topic has been neglected and the growing needs of older people not anticipated, says the EESC. In its opinion, the EESC highlights the enormous potential older people represent for new jobs and technological progress.

  • CCMI hearing discussed "Economic, technological and social changes in advanced health services for elderly people"

  • Reference number
    37/2018

    The European economy loses over 2% of productivity per year due to a mismatch of skills, according to a recent study commissioned by the European Economic and Social Committee. This means a loss of 80 eurocents for each hour of work. The situation will get even worse in the future due to demographic trends and ongoing technological developments, if no reforms are undertaken.

  • Reference number
    67/2016

    Following the extraordinary meeting of the Bureau of the European Economic and Social Committee, held on 10 November 2016, the President made the following statement. I wish to voice my very serious concern at the current situation in Turkey concerning respect for the fundamental rights. While the crime committed in attempting to seize power by violence is to be strongly condemned, under no circumstances can an attempted coup d'état serve to justify any deviation from respect of the fundamental rights. It moreover gives cause for alarm that citizens, civil society organisations, journalists and ...

  • Debate

    The EESC is convinced that islands, mountainous regions and sparsely populated areas face significant challenges and that there is a solid legal basis that obliges the EU to take action in order to tackle these challenges. In this context, the organised civil society has an important role to play and through this debate, the aim is to find the best practices and solutions so that these regions can perform better and recover from the multiple crises. Therefore the EESC- ECO section has decided to organise this public debate in the framework of the EESC own-intiative opinion on "Main challenges that EU islands, mountain and sparsely populated areas face.