For the first time since the pandemic, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) opened its doors to the public on Saturday 6 May to celebrate Europe and discuss the future of the European Union.
On the World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2023, the European Economic and Social Committee is calling upon the European Commission to adopt binding legislation to prevent psychosocial risks in the workplace. There is mounting evidence pointing to the fact that precarious work is taking a significant toll on workers' mental health. The call was made during yesterday’s EESC’s plenary session, chaired for the first time by the newly elected president, Oliver Röpke.
In an opinion debated and adopted in plenary, the European Economic and Social Committee renewed its request for reform of the European Semester. The opinion, which draws on a recent consultation undertaken in 23 different Member States, calls for an EU regulation to make civil society involvement in the cycle mandatory.
A former Polish Minister for Social Policy and current President of the Polish Scouting and Guiding Association (ZHP), Mr Pater was elected to the post today by the plenary assembly of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), of which he has been a very active member since 2006.
The April plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) saw the election of the new vice-president in charge of communication for 2023‑2025.
The president vows to make the European Economic and Social Committee a true civil society gateway and open its doors to the EU accession countries. In the run-up to the 2024 European elections, the Committee will take on a more active role to stand up for democracy and strive for a more resilient, prosperous and inclusive Europe.
Speaking at an event marking 30 years of the single market, Mr Monti said this anniversary afforded an opportunity for EU institutions to call out the European Council and expose national governments' attempts to hide behind the imperfections of the single market while paying lip service to it.
Den 23–24 mars stod Europeiska ekonomiska och sociala kommittén (EESK) för 14:e gången värd för ”Ditt Europa, din mening!” (YEYS!) i Bryssel, med 105 elever från 35 skolor från alla 27 EU-länder och de sju kandidatländerna. Med tanke på de många samhälleliga och ekonomiska utmaningarna, det krympande medborgerliga utrymmet och hoten mot freden och de grundläggande rättigheterna, var årets konferens inriktad på ”ungdomsdialoger om demokrati” och syftade till att se till att ungdomars röster blir hörda vid utformningen av framtidens Europa.
On 23 March, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) held a plenary debate and adopted a resolution entitled "United for Democracy" with concrete proposals to strengthen democracies and democratic values across the European Union. Policymakers, experts, and organised civil society representatives agreed that civic education, better funding to social partners and a focus on the local dimension, are key to democracy in Europe.
At its March plenary session, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) hosted Ambassador Lachezara Stoeva, president of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Ambassador Stoeva strongly supported the key role civil society must play in implementing the 2030 Agenda.