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  • Adopted on 09/10/2014
    Referentie
    REX/399-EESC
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Spain

    The information report will seek to take a holistic approach to situation of young people in the north and south of the region, looking not just at the employment market but at wider trends amongst young people also outside of work, their self-perception, their political and social outlook on the future, their living arrangements, their view of their parents' generation and other older generations, as well as their view of the region and its role in a globalised world.

  • Adopted on 04/06/2014
    Referentie
    SOC/503-EESC-2014-01-01-474
    Employers - GR I
    Austria
    Plenary session number
    499
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    Youth unemployment is a top policy priority of the EESC. Monitoring youth employment measures closely, the Committee is putting forward recommendations based on current practices in Member States. It also suggests that only a strategy geared towards growth and aimed at strengthening competitiveness and restoring the confidence of investors and households, as well as sustainable investment and an economic recovery plan, can stimulate demand for labour.

  • Adopted on 30/04/2014
    Referentie
    SOC/495-EESC-2013-6218
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Germany
    Plenary session number
    498
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  • Adopted on 27/02/2014
    Referentie
    SOC/499-EESC-2013-8054
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Lithuania
    Plenary session number
    496
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    Traineeships have become an important gateway through which young people enter the labour market. However, although traineeships have become standard in European labour markets, their spread has been accompanied by growing concerns as to learning content and working conditions. To facilitate access to employment, traineeships should offer good quality learning content and adequate working conditions.

  • Adopted on 16/10/2013
    Referentie
    SOC/492-EESC-2013-01-01-6458
    Plenary session number
    493
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  • Adopted on 18/09/2013
    Referentie
    SOC/484-EESC-2013-3516
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Romania
    Plenary session number
    492
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    The aim of this recast is to allow the EU to attract talented non-EU students and researchers, while taking into consideration a certain risk of exploitation, to which trainees and au-pairs are particularly exposed. The proposal amends two existing directives: 1/ the “Students’ Directive” (Council Directive 2004/114/EC on the conditions of admission of third country nationals for the purposes of studies, pupil exchange, unremunerated training or voluntary service): extending its scope to remunerated trainees and au-pairs and making mandatory provisions on unremunerated trainees; 2/ the “Researchers’ Directive” (Council Directive 2005/71/EC on a specific procedure for admitting third-country nationals for the purposes of scientific research).

  • Adopted on 10/07/2013
    Referentie
    SOC/476-EESC-2013-658
    Workers - GR II
    Portugal
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Czech Republic
    Plenary session number
    491
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  • Adopted on 22/05/2013
    Referentie
    SOC/485-EESC-2013-01-01-3206
    Workers - GR II
    Portugal
    Plenary session number
    490
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    The EESC agrees with the Commission on the need to change the rules of the Parliament and of the Council on the European Social Fund and the Structural Funds, but regrets that the funds for the Initiative for Youth Employment do not result from a strengthening of the EU budget but are taken from the overall budget for cohesion. The Committee is also convinced that the foreseen amount, i.e. € 6 billion, is insufficient given the magnitude of the problem and the urgency to solve it. Finally, the Committee reiterates that the maximum age giving access to the Youth Guarantee should be increased to 30 years to cover for people who are still in a transition phase from education to employment.
  • Adopted on 21/03/2013
    Referentie
    SOC/474-EESC-2012-2419
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Czech Republic
    Employers - GR I
    Belgium
    Plenary session number
    488
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    The EESC welcomes the Youth Employment Package. It recommends, whenever possible, the age limit for access to the scheme be increased to 30, to cover young people who leave university later or those who are still in a transition phase from education to employment and are still at risk of losing contact with the labour market. There is also need to improve the conditions for offering traineeships and ensure their quality.

  • Adopted on 16/01/2013
    Referentie
    SOC/445-EESC-2012-01-01-963
    Employers - GR I
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    486
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    The EESC recommends that the European Commission and the Member States support further studies and research that would tap the potential of gifted children and young people, aiming to facilitate employment and employability within the framework of the EU and, in a context of economic crisis, enhance specialist knowledge and prevent brain drain. It also recommends that greater consideration be given to each Member State's existing models for and experience in working with highly gifted children, and presents various proposals aimed at improving educational care for children and young people with high abilities.