Saturday 26. May 2018
Social affairs

Towards a Europe of hope

COMECE

The crisis in Europe is a favourite subject in media commentaries, and it is true there is no shortage of difficulties. These are manifested in a widespread defiance that features in public opinions expressed about the European construction.

The EESC, an organisation essential to governance by dialogue

European Economic and Social Committee
Brussels , 09/04/2018eesc nouvelle présidence + Cabinet.Credit : Frederic Sierakowski / Isopix

An interview with Luca Jahier, who was elected President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on 17 April.

Robotisation and the Future of Work

European Commission

Today’s Fourth Industrial Revolution is ushering in a paradigm shift in employment patterns. Developments in artificial intelligence, robotics, automation, computerized algorithms, digital technologies and emerging technologies are shaping the future of work.

A Europe for humans, not just for markets

European Union

The common market has been a core idea of Europe but markets are not automatically beneficial for all human beings. Europe needs to reestablish the “primacy of politics” and push for the democratization of the economy.

Impacts of digitalisation on employment in Europe

EU Commission

The full impact of digitalisation on jobs is uncertain. The EU needs to focus on developing skills for the digital age argues Martin Ulbrich.

Hopes for the Estonian Presidency of the European Union

European Council

In the face of Estonia assuming the half-yearly Presidency of the Council for the European Union on the 1 July, Mgr Phillipe Jourdan, bishop of Tallin, shares his thoughts with us.

Refugees in Greece: Hope in the heart of a morass

European External Action Service

Fourteen months ago, an agreement between the EU and Turkey put a stop to the arrival of masses of refugees in Greece and Europe. The refugee situation in Greece is still challenging.

Getting together one year on: Celebrating the memory of British MP Jo Cox

UK Parliament

June marks the first anniversary since the murder of the gifted social justice campaigner and British MP, Jo Cox. A series of events are planned to celebrate what unites communities.

European Pillar of Social Rights – Juncker seeks consensus on new direction for EU social policy

European Commission

The European Pillar of Social Rights aims to address the growing social and economic divergence in the EU. The European Commission presented its recommendations at the end of April and is now hoping for support at the highest political level.

Asylum reform: Death of refugee protection by a thousand cuts?

European Union

Responding to the proposed package of reform to the Common European Asylum System, Jesuit Refugee Service Europe (JRS Europe) has issued a Working Paper to encourage public debate about the treatment of refugees in the EU.

For a more social Europe

European Commission

In March 2016, the EU Commission launched a consultation process for strengthening the social dimension in the European Union. The European Office for Catholic Youth Work and Adult Education is taking part.

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