293rd Session of the European Committee of Social Rights

3-7/07/2017 Strasbourg, France

The European Committee of Social Rights will convene for its 293rd session from 3 to 7 July 2017 in Strasbourg. The Committee will continue the examination of the draft Conclusions 2017 of the Charter with respect to the thematic group “Health, social security and social protection” as regards...

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Conference on “Social and economic rights for forcibly displaced persons during the conflicts in former Yugoslavia”

27-28/06/2017 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Council of Europe is organising a conference on “Social and economic rights for forcibly displaced persons during the conflicts in former Yugoslavia”, which will take place in the building of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo on 27 and 28 June 2017. Today, after...

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Meeting on the non-accepted provisions of the European Social Charter

15/06/2017 Helsinki, Finland

The meeting was organised by the Department of the European Social Charter, DG I - Council of Europe and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. It took place in the framework of the procedure provided for by Article 22 of the 1961 Charter on “non-accepted provisions” and allowed an in depth...

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New complaint registered concerning Bulgaria

The complaint European Roma Rights Centre v. Bulgaria (ERRC), No. 151/2017 was registered on 22 May 2017. It relates to Articles 11§§1 and 2 (right to protection of health), 13§§1 and 2 (right to social and medical assistance) taken on their own or in the light of the non-discrimination principle...

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New complaint registered concerning Belgium

14/06/2017 STRASBOURG

The complaint European Youth Forum (YFJ) v. Belgium, No. 150/2017 was registered on 11 May 2017. It relates to Articles 4§1 (right to a fair remuneration) and 7§5 (right of children and young persons to protection) of the Charter. The complainant organisation alleges that the provisions in...

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European Social Cohesion Platform (PECS)

Meeting of the PECS Vice-Chair, the Rapporteurs of the Working Groups and the Gender Equality Rapporteur

12-13.06.17 Strasbourg, France

The Vice-Chair, Ms Petia Moeva, the Rapporteurs of the Working Groups, Mrs Linda Niki Volosinovsky / WG1, Mr Arman Sargsyan / WG2, Mr Joseph Gerada / WG3, and the Equality Rapporteur, Mrs Merita Xhafaj, met in Strasbourg on 12- 13 June to take stock of the work of the Working Groups and...

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High level Seminar on Human Rights and Business "Promoting the effective implementation of global and regional instruments"

09/06/2017 Strasbourg, France

Professor Petros Stangos, member of the European Committee of Social Rights, made an intervention at the High level Seminar on Human Rights and Business "Promoting the effective implementation of global and regional instruments », organised by the Council of Europe Steering Committee for Human...

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Exchange of views in the European Parliament on the Greek labour market reforms

30/05/2017 Brussels, Belgium

Professor Petros Stangos, member of the European Committee of Social Rights, was among the invitees at an exchange of views organised by the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs of the European Parliament in Brussels on 29 May 2017. The topic of the exchange was the Greek labour market...

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Decisions adopted by the European Committee of Social rights at its 292nd session

29/05/2017 STRASBOURG

The European Committee of Social Rights adopted during its 292nd session (9-12 May 2017): a decision on admissibility in the case Central Union for Child Welfare (CUCW) v. Finland, Complaint No. 139/2016. The complaint was registered on 14 November 2016. It concerns Articles 16 (right of the...

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Conference “Reversing perspective: social rights as a remedy for European crises”

02/06/2017 Strasbourg, France

The consequences of the economic and financial crisis and the austerity measures carried out in several member States of the eurozone call into question the protection of the social rights of European citizens. Two recent major events involve putting the social question back on the agenda: on the...

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