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On 15 September 2022, the EESC's Labour Market Observatory will hold a remote public hearing on The labour market in rural areas.

The EU's rural areas are home to 137 million people representing almost 30% of its population and over 80% of its territory. The hearing will examine labour market developments and trends in rural areas and the EU's actions in this area. Through a debate with civil society organisations and socio-professional stakeholders, the event will look at the current labour market opportunities and challenges in rural areas and discuss current recommendations in the field.

Speakers due to attend include representatives of the European institutions, Eurofound and the EESC, as well as the social partners and other civil society organisations.

15/09/2022
Public hearing

The rapid progress of digitalisation is leading to financial innovation including the potential introduction of digital central bank currencies. In the EU, the European Central Bank (ECB) and the European Commission are currently working on plans for the introduction of an electronic form of money issued by the Eurosystem (the ECB and national central banks), a digital euro, which would be accessible to all citizens and firms as a complement to cash. Against this background, the Section for Economic and Monetary Union and Economic and Social Cohesion (ECO section) of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is currently working on an own-initiative opinion on the prospects of such a digital euro.

07/09/2022

In order to prepare its own initiative opinion on "Ensuring strong European solidarity for rare disease patients", the EESC is organising a public hearing on 1st September 2022.

The aim of the event is to gather input from policy makers, civil society organisations and social partners, which will feed into the EESC's opinion.

Your participation and input are most welcome!

01/09/2022
the explosion of the phenomenon during the pandemic

In order to prepare its own initiative opinion on "The role of family members caring for people with disabilities and the elderly: the explosion of the phenomenon during the pandemic", the EESC is organising a remote public hearing on 4 July 2022 from 9:30 am to 1 pm.

The aim of the event is to gather input from policy makers, civil society organisations and social partners, which will feed into the EESC's opinion.

Your participation and input are most welcome!

04/07/2022

On 29 June 2022, the EESC's Labour Market Observatory (LMO) will hold a remote public hearing on "The work of the future: ensuring lifelong learning and training of employees", concluding the LMO study on the topic.

The hearing will look at the financing of lifelong learning, the issue of equal access to lifelong learning, the validation of competences and skills linked to labour mobility across the EU, and the question of lifelong learning in the public sector.

Invited speakers include representatives of the European institutions, of the social partners, as well as other civil society organisations.

29/06/2022

The EESC is organising a public hearing on "Transport Accessibility for persons with disabilities" on 23 June 2022.

The aim of the event is to reflect on which steps the EU could take to make progress on this topic, in particular by identifying the existing barriers and obstacles and good practices and to offer a space for debate to organisations representing persons with disabilities and other stakeholders.

Your participation and input are most welcome!

23/06/2022

The EESC is organising a virtual public hearing which will feed into its own-initiative opinion on “The EU Youth Test”. This opinion will look at how youth engagement can be fostered to bring a youth perspective into policy-making at all levels.

The aim of the hearing is to find out more about the experience of Member States already implementing the Youth Test and to look at youth participation in the context of Europe's future.

Your participation and input are most welcome!

08/06/2022

On 8 June 2022, the EESC will hold a remote public hearing on "Enhancing labour mobility to support economic recovery".

The reallocation of workers across Member States provides opportunities for exchanges and skills transfer. Mobility also allows for improvements in the economic circumstances of those whose skills or aspirations are a poor match for the job in which they find themselves. The hearing will represent a key contribution to the own-initiative opinion on the topic.

Invited speakers include representatives of the European institutions, of the social partners, as well as other civil society organisations.

08/06/2022
challenges from an economic and social perspective

As part of its work to prepare an opinion on "Tackling energy poverty and the EU's resilience: challenges from an economic and social perspective'', the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is organising a remote public hearing on 25 May 2022 from 9:30 am to 1 pm.

The discussion will focus on how European organised civil society, together with the EU, national, regional and local authorities, can join forces to fight against energy poverty.

Your participation and input are most welcome!

25/05/2022

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