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European Economic and Social Committee

The European Economic and Social Committee (ecosoc, EESC) is a consultative body of the European Union. Committed to European integration, the EESC contributes to strengthening the democratic legitimacy and effectiveness of the European Union by enabling civil society organisations from the Member States to express their views at European level. This Committee fulfils three key missions:

  • helping to ensure that European policies and legislation tie in better with economic, social and civic circumstances on the ground, by assisting the European Parliament, Council and European Commission, making use of EESC members' experience and representativeness, dialogue and efforts to secure consensus serving the general interest;
  • promoting the development of a more participatory European Union which is more in touch with popular opinion, by acting as an institutional forum representing, informing, expressing the views of and securing dialogue with organised civil society;
  • promoting the values on which European integration is founded and advancing, in Europe and across the world, the cause of democracy and participatory democracy, as well as the role of civil society organisations.

More about Ecosoc is at its webiste eesc.europa.eu.

22.05.2015 (link) : Viliam Páleník, vice president of ECO section of EESC and president of IZ Bratislava organizes conference A European tax as an EU own resource. Two members of European commission and members of European parliament attend this conference on carbon tax . . .

30.10.2013 (link) : Based on the proposal of the Employment Institute president RNDr. Viliam Páleník, PhD., h. doc. was in the „Proposal for a Council Recommendation on effective measures for Roma integration in the EU Member States” trained-in the needs of innovative employment and the creation of a sufficient number of temporary jobs appropriate for segregated communities . . .

01.03.2013 (link) : Employment institute will have a presentation on conference Effective tools of active labour market policies during the crisis which is organized by the Labour Market Observatory of the European Economic and Social Committee. It will take place in Brussels on 5th of March 2013 . . .

21.11.2012 (link) : In 46th Week was held on the 484th Plenary session of the European advisory bodies ECOSOC, which was with the hesitation and Union Bank supported the idea of ​​creating new jobs, while not forgetting the need to fill the treasury . . .


Current statistics

February 2020: number of unemployed at the labour offices: 168865, of which 58549 are long term unemployed, unemployment rate 6.1 % (2.1 % long term unemployment)

Highest unemployment: Rimavská Sobota 19.2 % (11.1 %), Revúca 18.1 % (9.4 %), Kežmarok 17.1 % (8.0 %), Rožňava 15.3 % (7.9 %), Vranov nad Topľou 14.9 % (7.0 %)

Lowest unemployment:: Bratislava V 2.2 %, Trenčín 2.5 %, Nitra 2.7 %, Bratislava I 2.7 %, Ilava 2.8 %