Demografické zmeny

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  • Prijaté on 05/05/2020 - Bureau decision date: 24/09/2019
    Referenčné dokumenty
    SOC/628-EESC-2019
    (France
    (Poland

    The EU's demographic situation requires a holistic approach that embraces social and economic policies, active labour market and cohesion policies, policies supporting families, measures for ageing workers etc. The best answer to the labour drain related to internal migration is the social and economic upward convergence of Member States. The COVID-19 crisis will strongly affect the policies on demographic challenges. We need urgent measures to protect citizens from the negative effects of this crisis.

    EESC opinion: Demographic challenges in the EU in light of economic and development inequalities (Exploratory opinion at the request of the Croatian presidency)
  • Prijaté on 30/10/2019 - Bureau decision date: 14/05/2019
    Referenčné dokumenty
    ECO/498-EESC-2019
    (Belgium

    This additional opinion complements and updates the proposals made in the yearly EESC AGS opinion. The EESC welcomes country-specific recommendations focus on investment and underlines that special attention must be paid to productive investments and investment in social infrastructure to prioritise sustainable growth. Next year's cycle should contain more CSRs to combat the existential threat of climate change. Investment would also be needed to enable the implementation of the social pillar to prevent an increase of social, economic, and environmental inequality. Taxation should favour this type of investment.

    EESC opinion: Annual Growth Survey 2019 (additional opinion)
  • Prijaté on 25/01/2017 - Bureau decision date: 15/03/2016
    Referenčné dokumenty
    SOC/542-EESC-2016-01902-00-04-ac

    The EESC adopted this opinion after in-depth work carried out during the four meetings of the study group. The opinion also reflects the national debates with civil society organisations carried out in all Member States between 2 September and 2 November 2016. These discussions were coordinated by three members of the EESC ('trios') from the country concerned, often in cooperation with the European Commission (15 debates) or the national economic and social council (7 debates). Participants came from a wide range of employers' and trade union organisations and other civil society organisations, as well as, to a lesser extent, from the academic world. A total of 116 EESC members and nearly 1,800 representatives of civil society organisations participated in the 28 debates. The conclusions/recommendations of the national debates have been grouped in the opinion, while the reports on the national debates will be published separately.

    EESC opinion: European Pillar of Social Rights
    Relevant Eurofound publications, non-exhaustive chronological list
  • Prijaté on 13/07/2011
    Referenčné dokumenty
    SOC/400-EESC-2011-1171
    Workers - GR II
    Austria
    Plenary session number
    473
    -
    This exploratory opinion responds to a request made by the Polish Presidency. One of the key messages is that the number of high quality jobs needs to be increased. If we succeed to use the untapped employment reserves in all age brackets, many other issues - for instance the long term funding of the pension systems - will be solved. If the real retirement age is to be raised then it is necessary to ensure that people can work longer. The opinion lists a package of measures to make working conditions favourable for older people.
    EESC opinion: Demographic trends and the labour market
  • Prijaté on 04/05/2011
    Referenčné dokumenty
    SOC/399-EESC-2011-804
    Employers - GR I
    France
    Workers - GR II
    France
    Plenary session number
    471
    -
    EESC opinion: Family policy and demographic change
  • Prijaté on 15/09/2010
    Referenčné dokumenty
    SOC/373-EESC-2010-1172
    Workers - GR II
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    465
    -
    EESC opinion: Legal immigration in the context of demographic challenges
  • Prijaté on 15/07/2010
    Referenčné dokumenty
    SOC/367-EESC-2010-972
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Germany
    Plenary session number
    464
    -
    EESC opinion: The impact of population ageing on health and welfare systems
  • 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.