On 9 June in Tullamore, Ireland, the Diversity Europe Group of the European Economic and Social Committee in partnership with Irish Rural Link, will organise a conference on the topic of the 'Just Transition'.
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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.
On 4th May 2022, the EESC will hold a remote public hearing on Decent work worldwide, in the context of the ongoing opinion on the topic. Millions of workers around the world suffer from violations of their labour rights and from poor working conditions. Still today, 160 million children – one in ten worldwide – are in child labour, and 25 million people are in a situation of forced labour. The COVID-19 crisis is deteriorating the working and living situation of workers worldwide, in particular of those most vulnerable. The European Commission's Communication on Decent work worldwide, adopted in February 2022, sets out the internal and external policies the EU uses to implement decent work worldwide, putting this objective at the heart of an inclusive, sustainable and resilient recovery from the pandemic. The hearing will represent a key contribution to the ongoing EESC opinion on "Decent work worldwide".
In order to prepare its opinion on the Working Conditions of Platform Workers' proposals by the European Commission, the EESC is organising a remote public hearing on 18 February 2022 from 9:30 am to 1 pm.
On 26 November 2021, the EESC's Labour Market Observatory will hold a remote public hearing on A Just Transition for workers of European industries: fostering opportunities for reskilling and upskilling.
The green and digital transition have brought many challenges and opportunities for the EU industry. Investment in skills is essential to support the twin transition and to contribute to a fair recovery. The event will examine, through a discussion with civil society organisations and socio-professional stakeholders, how to ensure a just transition for workers of European industries, taking into consideration the need to strengthen opportunities for reskilling and upskilling. The event includes a webinar taking place in the context of the series of EESC events related to the New Industrial Strategy.
As part of its work to prepare an opinion on ''Social dialogue as a tool to promote health and safety at work'', the SOC Section of the EESC is organising a virtual public hearing on Wednesday 17 November 2021, from 09:30 a.m. to 13:00 p.m.
Various stakeholders from all levels (national and European institutions, agencies, social partners and civil society organisations) will be invited to share their views and recommendations on this important topic. This includes for instance social partners' agreements negotiated on occupational health and safety, joint guidelines on promoting positive wellbeing at work, including measures to prevent illnesses, exposure to dangerous substances and workplace accidents.
Both a sustainable economic and social recovery from the COVID-19 crisis and the need to address effectively the climate change will require a massive expansion of investments. To achieve this, reshaping the EU fiscal rules is indispensable. Against this background, the Section for Economic and Monetary Union and Economic and Social Cohesion (ECO) of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is currently working on an own-initiative opinion on Reshaping the EU Fiscal Framework for a Sustainable Recovery and a Just Transition.
To prepare its own-initiative opinion "Emergency measures to support employment and income during the pandemic crisis", the EESC is organising a public hearing on 15 July 2021 am. to gather input from other EU institutions, national authorities, social partners, civil society and experts.
We will debate the following questions:
- What lessons can be drawn from the implementation of SURE and other emergency measures in recent months?
- To what extend are SURE and other emergency measures to support unemployment benefit schemes part of the RRP in the short and medium term and which groups have benefited from them?
- Are there any best practices to be shared and what challenges should be addressed?
The webinar will explore two inter-related questions: How has the COVID-19 crisis affected the mental health of young people in Europe and what has been the impact on their employability? It will be an informal and fully virtual event on Microsoft Teams in English only.
In order to prepare its opinion on the Commission's proposal on the "EU Disability Strategy 2021-2030", the EESC is organising a public hearing on 1 June 2021, from 9.30 am to 1 pm.
The aim of the event is to gather input from other EU Institutions, organisations representing persons with disabilities, social partners and other civil society organisations on the Commission's proposal. This input will feed into the EESC's opinion.