Thursday, April 26, 2018

Fwd: Adoption of the EESC opinion SOC/558 "Employment guidelines " / Adoption de l'avis du CESE "Lignes directrices pour l’emploi "




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Dear Madam,
Dear Sir, 
 
At its 533rd plenary session, held on 14 and 15 March 2018, the European Economic and Social Committee adopted the following opinion, available in all language versions:
 
This opinion is on the revision of the Guidelines for the employment policies of the Member States, which provide common priorities and targets for employment policies of the Member States.
The European Commission has proposed to amend the 2015 Guidelines, to align the text with the principles of the European pillar of social rights.
They are adopted in the context of the European Employment Strategy, and form, together with the Guidelines for the Economic Policies of the Member States and of the EU, the Integrated Guidelines.
 
Yours sincerely, 
 
Christa Schweng

President of the Section for
Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship
(SOC)
Chère Madame,
Cher Monsieur,
 
Lors de sa 533e session plénière des 14 et 15 mars 2018, le Comité économique et social européen a adopté l'avis suivant, disponible dans toutes les versions linguistiques:
 
 
Cet avis porte sur la révision des lignes directrices pour les politiques de l'emploi des États membres, qui fournissent des priorités et des objectifs communs pour les politiques de l'emploi des États membres.
La Commission européenne a proposé de modifier les lignes directrices de 2015, afin de les aligner sur les principes du pilier européen des droits sociaux.
Les lignes directrices sont adoptées dans le cadre de la stratégie européenne pour l'emploi et forment, avec les lignes directrices pour les politiques économiques des États membres et de l'UE, les lignes directrices intégrées.

 
Bien à vous,
 
Christa Schweng
 
Présidente de la section spécialisée
Emploi, affaires sociales et citoyenneté
(SOC)
 
 

European Economic and Social Committee / Comité économique et social européen
Rue Belliard 99, 1040 Bruxelles
 
   
 
 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Fwd: Adoption of the EESC opinion SOC/571 "EU Action Plan 2017-2019 - Tackling the gender pay gap" / Adoption de l'avis du CESE "Plan d’action de l’Union européenne 2017-2019 – Éliminer l’écart de rémunération entre les femmes et les hommes "


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Dear Madam,
Dear Sir, 
 
At its 534th plenary session, held on 18 and 19 April 2018, the European Economic and Social Committee adopted the following opinion, available in all language versions:
 
The EESC welcomes the efforts made by the EC to address the persistent pay gap between men and women by proposing an Action Plan with eight areas for action, but finds that each area should be further developed. It is important to look at the stereotypes that affect career choices, as well as to the underlying causes of labour market segregation, in order to counter them. It agrees with the EC proposal for pay transparency and pay audits to be introduced in order to facilitate the collection of individualised data and develop appropriate action plans at sector and business level. Moreover, it welcomes the EC recognition of the crucial role social partners play in this, while also highlighting the contribution of civil society organisations. Finally, it insists on the need to obtain additional resources, as part of the Multiannual Financial Framework, to implement the Action Plan, including the financing of childcare facilities and long-term care services..
 
Yours sincerely, 
 
Christa Schweng

President of the Section for
Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship
(SOC)
Chère Madame,
Cher Monsieur,
 
Lors de sa 534e session plénière des 18 et 19 avril 2018, le Comité économique et social européen a adopté l'avis suivant, disponible dans toutes les versions linguistiques:
 
 
Le CESE se félicite des efforts déployés par la CE pour remédier à l'écart salarial persistant entre les hommes et les femmes en proposant un plan d'action comportant huit domaines d'action, mais estime que chaque domaine devrait être davantage développé. Il est important d'examiner les stéréotypes qui affectent les choix de carrière, ainsi que les causes sous-jacentes de la ségrégation sur le marché du travail, afin de les contrer. Il est d'accord avec la proposition de la CE en matière de transparence des rémunérations et d'audits des rémunérations qui doit être introduite afin de faciliter la collecte de données individualisées et de développer des plans d'action appropriés au niveau sectoriel et des entreprises. En outre, il se félicite que la CE reconnaisse le rôle crucial que jouent les partenaires sociaux dans ce domaine, tout en soulignant la contribution des organisations de la société civile. Enfin, il insiste sur la nécessité d'obtenir des ressources supplémentaires, dans le cadre du cadre financier pluriannuel, pour la mise en œuvre du plan d'action, y compris le financement des structures d'accueil des enfants et des services de soins de longue durée.

 
Bien à vous,
 
Christa Schweng
 
Présidente de la section spécialisée
Emploi, affaires sociales et citoyenneté
(SOC)
 
 

European Economic and Social Committee / Comité économique et social européen
Rue Belliard 99, 1040 Bruxelles
 
   
 
 

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Fwd: Cultural Diplomacy in the Commonwealth 2018 (London; April 16th - 20th, 2018)



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Call for Applications

Cultural Diplomacy in the Commonwealth 2018 »

"Cultural Diplomacy as a Means to Build Bridges
between the Commonwealth & the World"

London; April 16th - 20th, 2018

Conference Overview

The Commonwealth is an intergovernmental organization of 53 member states, which covers almost a quarter of the world's entire land area and serves as an influential regional player in global political, economic and cultural affairs. The Commonwealth has a rich and diverse experience of best practices in cultural diplomacy and for this reason serves as a good organization in which to hold an International Symposium. In addition, the Commonwealth constitutes a global community where all members have an equal voice regardless of their size and population. Such a community, with its shared values and history, is the ideal forum for fostering mutual understanding and cooperation through cultural exchange and open dialogue. 

The Academy for Cultural Diplomacy has therefore created the conference in order to build on this past experience and to formulate new initiatives, which will strengthen international relations and encourage cooperation between diverse communities based upon values of peace, democracy, human rights and the rule of law within the Commonwealth of Nations. 
The event will address issues related to cultural diplomacy in the region, and look for methods by which cultural bridges and dialogue can be improved between the Commonwealth and the rest of the world.

Conference Locations

The Symposium is based in a number of important political, historic, and cultural locations across London such as House of Lords.

Conference Participants »

Participation in the conference is open to governmental & diplomatic officials, academics, artists, journalists, civil society practitioners, private sector representatives, young professionals and students as well as other interested individuals from across the world.
Certificate of Attendance - All conference participants will be awarded an official certificate of attendance upon completion of the program, which will provide details of the speakers who took part and the topics discussed.
If you would like to reserve a position and participate in the conference,
please click on the link below and fill out the online application form:


Registration »

Conference Speakers

Speakers during the event will include leading politicians, diplomats, governmental officials, senior academics, journalists, and celebrated artists. These speakers will include a large number of individuals from the ICD Advisory Board. To learn more about the ICD Advisory Board, please click here.

Participant Papers »

The Conference Committee encourages academic research and analysis of issues related to the goals of the Conference. The Conference Committee would therefore like to welcome the participants of the conference to submit a paper they would like to be considered for presentation at the conference as well as being included in the proposal document that will be issued following the conference and will be sent to all governments and leaders of the international community worldwide.
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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Spring Ball- Charitable Event , 18 March 2018, 5.00-00.00pm at Cornellius Restaurant , London

Romanca Society and Steps to Success Academy/Pas cu Pas kindly invites you to a fundraising 

Spring Ball- Charitable Event at

Cornellius Restaurant, London

1 New River avenue , N8 7QD 

, to celebrate the spring spirit while getting involved in our community projects in Romania.

The event is an opportunity to have a fantastic, relaxing evening out with your family or friends while supporting a well worth charitable cause.

The event is a Black tie & long dress attire event and will feature:

  • Entertainment by 

  • Dragos Mostenescu (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQxJrDgo4F4)

  • Olesea Puscas (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vtvVDIHc5g)

  • Cosmin David (DJ & MC) 

  •  Guests - Isabelle Haile & Isaac Okoh

  • Karaoke

  • Raffle tickets

  • Quiz

  • Sale Exhibition of items made by our creative artists and Romanian children . We our delighted to bring to you the products from our friends and supporters of the event.

  • Dinner-3 meal course including drinks,1 bottle of wine + 1 beer per person . Please advise if you have dietary requirements in order to be able to cater for your needs.

  • The event aims to get fundraise to support the Children Placement Centre from Pitesti and the Elderly Nursing Home near Vilcea for the coming Easter Celebration.

Tickets are available now for:

  • £55 per person

  • £100 for 2 people 

  • Kids under 12 years old will attend for free, for those over 12 years old the tickets are 50% payable at the door

Tickets are available to be purchased from:

Who should attend?

Any business leader, politician, community leaders, entrepreneurs and individuals looking to exchange ideas and enjoy good time. More than welcome if you love Romania or want to find out more about the country and its people and customs.

For details please contact the organisers :

We are looking forward to join us for this special opportunity to network in a relaxed environment. We have limited spaces, so please book early.

Organisers: Romanca Society & Steps to Success Academy in partnership with Romani in UK with the support of CAESAR, British Romanian Chamber of Commerce, Atlasib, GRASP, Cornellius Restaurant, Asociatia Info Manager. Media partener RTV Unirea

Românca Society, established in June 2005, is a non-profit and non-governmental organisation, established with the purpose of supporting the social integration of Romanians present in the UK in the local society.Please see the latest media coverage bellow:

Step by Step Academy is a new self support group aiming at education in formal and informal way, supporting individuals to achieve their professional goals.


We are looking forward to see you, 

In behalf of the Spring Ball Team

Ionela Flood

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Fwd: Paid market research opportunity for Romanian woman

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Dear Ms Flood,

We are currently trying to reach Romanian women, aged 60+, who enjoy cooking, in order to invite them to participate in some paid market research. Participants would take part in a week-long, online platform, uploading videos and answering questions about their cooking and shopping practices, and to thank them for their participation would receive £100.

In light of your deep involvement with Romanian cultural life in London, I thought you might be able to pass my details on to women who might be interested. If you would be happy to do so please let me know - I would be grateful for any help you could offer.

Many thanks,

Kirsty O'Neill    International Project Coordinator

www.leftfield.co.uk
+44 (0) 20 7407 2546
181 Union Street, London, SE1 0LN


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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Invitation | EESC public hearing on "The role of civil society in the prevention of radicalisation of young people" (Brussels, 07.09.2017)



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PUBLIC HEARING - 7 September 2017 - Brussels

The role of civil society in the prevention of radicalisation of young people

 
 
The European Economic and Social Committee has the pleasure to invite you to its conference on "The role of civil society in the prevention of radicalisation of young people".

The event will serve to clarify what can be done to render more effective existing civil society initiatives aiming to prevent radicalisation. It will therefore focus on questions such as "what can be done at EU level to improve the working conditions of practitioners in the field?", "how can existing structures be strengthened?", and "which good practices could be replicated elsewhere?". The first panel will cover different elements of anti-radicalisation policy, always focusing on what is needed to increase success rates. The second panel will focus on education. The key questions all panellists will be asked to answer is "what goes well?" and "what can be done better and how?".

Speakers will include representatives from the European Commission, the city of Vilvoorde, academia, the education sector and civil society organisations.

Draft agenda

Registration

For any questions related to the event please contact Ms Annemarie Wiersma by e-mail or by telephone (+32(0)2 546.93.76).

 
 
Venue: EESC, Room JDE63, Rue Belliard 99, Brussels

Thursday 7 September 2017: 9.30 am – 1.00 p.m.

 

 
 
Réservez la date!

AUDITION PUBLIQUE - le 7 septembre 2017 - Bruxelles

Le rôle de la société civile dans la prévention de la radicalisation des jeunes

 
 
Le Comité économique et social européen a le plaisir de vous inviter à la conférence qu'il organise sur «Le rôle de la société civile dans la prévention de la radicalisation des jeunes».
 
Cette manifestation est destinée à mettre en lumière ce qui peut être fait pour rendre plus efficaces les initiatives de la société civile visant à prévenir la radicalisation. Elle sera donc axée sur des questions telles que: «Que peut-on faire au niveau de l'UE pour améliorer les conditions de travail des praticiens sur le terrain?», «Comment les structures existantes peuvent-elles être consolidées?» et «Quelles bonnes pratiques pourraient-elles être reproduites ailleurs?». La première table ronde abordera divers aspects de la politique de lutte contre la radicalisation et sera axée sur les mesures nécessaires pour la rendre plus efficace. La deuxième portera principalement sur l'éducation. Les principales questions auxquelles tous les intervenants seront invités à répondre sont: «Qu'est-ce qui fonctionne bien?» et «Qu'est-ce qui pourrait être amélioré et comment?».

Parmi les intervenants figureront des représentants de la Commission européenne, de la ville de Vilvorde (BE), du monde universitaire et du secteur de l'enseignement, ainsi que des organisations de la société civile.

Projet de programme

Inscription

Pour toutes questions relatives à cette manifestation, veuillez contacter Mme Annemarie Wiersma par courrier électronique ou par téléphone (+ 32 (0) 2 546.93.76).

 
 
Lieu: CESE, salle JDE 63, CESE, Rue Belliard 99, 1040 Bruxelles

Jeudi le 7 septembre 2017, 9h30-13h00
 
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Friday, July 07, 2017

INVITATION | EESC Public Hearing on "European Solidarity Corps and Youth Initiative" (Brussels, 18.07.2017)



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Public Hearing

European Solidarity Corps 
and Youth Initiative
 

Tuesday, 18 July 2017
9.30 a.m. – 1 p.m.  
  
 
The European Economic and Social Committee has the pleasure to invite you to its public hearing on the European Solidarity Corps and the Youth Initiative, organised in the context of the EESC opinion SOC/566 on both initiatives.
 
The aim is to discuss how we can ensure high quality standards for the European Solidarity Corps and a Youth Initiative able to respond to today's societal challenges and to offer a better future to Europe's youth.
 
Speakers include various representatives from the European Parliament, the European Commission, civil society organisations and social partners.
 
Save the date, join us and take part in the debate!
                        

EESC - Jacques Delors building - Room JDE 62
Rue Belliard, 99 - 1040 Brussels - Belgium
 
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from EN, IT, PL, EL, LT, SL, RO
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Audition publique
           
Le Corps européen de solidarité
et l'Initiative pour la jeunesse
 
 
Mardi 18 juillet 2017
9 h 30 – 13 h 00
   
            
Le Comité économique et social européen a le plaisir de vous inviter à son audition publique sur le Corps européen de solidarité et l'Initiative pour la jeunesse, organisée dans le cadre de l'avis du CESE SOC/566 sur les deux initiatives.
 
Le but est de discuter comment garantir des normes de qualité élevées pour le Corps européen de solidarité  et comment assurer que l'Initiative pour la jeunesse sera capable de répondre aux défis sociétaux actuels et d'offrir un meilleur avenir aux jeunes de l'Europe.

Parmi les orateurs, il y aura des représentants du Parlement européen, de la Commission européenne, d'organisations de la société civile et de partenaires sociaux.
 
Sauvez la date, rejoignez-nous et participez au débat !
                           

                                 CESE - Bâtiment Jacques Delors - Salle JDE 62
99, rue Belliard - 1040 Bruxelles - Belgique
 
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