Youth representative encourages improving image of public sector as an employer

3 Feb 2014, keywords :
In January, CESI’s youth representative Matthäus Fandrejewski met with Minister Ute Schäfer, responsible for Youth and Family affairs for North Rhine-Westphalia, in the context of the region’s youth council. The congress of the youth council came... Read more

EU programs – approaching EU funding in theory and in practice

3 Feb 2014
Last week (31 January) CESI hosted representatives from the Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland (EKD) Brussels office who spoke to our members about major developments in current EU programmes related to employment, social affairs and inclusion. With extensive... Read more

“Do not just focus on the jobs, focus on the workers” says IMF chief

29 Jan 2014
IMF Managing Director, Christine Lagarde, addressed a packed audience of Brussels-based journalists and stakeholders yesterday on the topic of Jobs and Growth in Europe. Welcome words came from Ms Lagarde on the issue of social dialogue and the importance... Read more

Working towards a more inclusive and balanced European Semester: a model for civil society and trade union involvement

29 Jan 2014, keywords :
This week (29 January 2014) CESI organised a breakfast seminar together with Eurodiaconia on enhancing engagement of civil society and trade unions in the European Semester, the EU’s cycle of economic policy coordination. The breakfast was hosted by... Read more

Greek Presidency: “We don’t want voters having the bitter taste of the crisis in their mouths come the European elections”

24 Jan 2014
This week the European Parliament heard from Mr Yannis Vroutis, Minister of Labour, Social Security & Welfare, who presented the priorities of the Greek Presidency over the next six months to the Employment and Social Affairs Committee. The Minister... Read more