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

European Parliamentary Week 2014

23 Jan 2014, keywords :
This week (20-22 January) saw MEPs and national parliamentarians from chambers throughout the EU come together to discuss economic, budgetary and social matters. The significance of this annual event in the EU calendar is marked by the welcoming of national... Read more