Indietro Third meeting of the European Committee for Social Cohesion

Third meeting of the European Committee for Social Cohesion

Today, the European Committee for Social Cohesion (CCS) is holding its 3rd meeting in Attard, Malta, and by videoconference. 

The Committee unanimously agreed to prolong the mandate of Mr Joe Gerada (Malta) as Chair and Ms Rita Skrebiškienė (Lithuania) as Vice-Chair of the CCS.

Among other issues, in view of the risks and opportunities stemming from the transition to a green economy, the European Committee for Social Cohesion adopted a Report on the Transition to a Green Economy: a Review of Distributional Effects in Europe.

The Report looks at the likely effects of the transition in terms of social exclusion and income inequalities and reviews relevant policies in a context of a just transition. It emphasises the role of the Council of Europe and the European Commission in facilitating the transition and the importance of increased social dialogue, as well as the democratisation of institutions. Among other things, the Report touches upon the impact of the green transition on the labour market and persons in vulnerable situations, and reviews the role governments, in consultation with civil society, play in mitigating the challenges.

In line with the above, the Report provides recommendations aimed primarily at addressing the challenges to social cohesion arising from the green transition.

Strasbourg 15/06/2023
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  About the European Committee for Social Cohesion

The European Committee for Social Cohesion (CCS) is a Council of Europe intergovernmental committee mandated to work in the area of social cohesion. It conducts activities aimed at building inclusive societies in which everyone can enjoy their social rights, especially those guaranteed by the European Social Charter. The Committee’s work places a particular emphasis on vulnerable groups, persons with disabilities and young people.

The CCS brings together representatives from 46 members States, from other Council of Europe bodies and committees, and from international institutions and other relevant stakeholders.

The Committee members, designated by the governments of Council of Europe member States, are high ranking officials expert in the field of social cohesion and social rights.