Conference 8 November:
How Gender Equality can contribute to Fair Jobs and Growth
The conference will bring together Ministers responsible for Gender Equality from several EU Member States, as well as the social partners, civil society and researchers active in the field. A gender perspective is essential to achieving well-functioning and fair labour markets, sustainable social security systems, as well as inclusive growth. By bringing together key stakeholders, we are hoping for a fruitful discussion on how strategic gender equality policies on EU level, as well as nationally, can contribute to a more Social Europe. The conclusions from the day will provide valuable input to the Social Summit. In connection to the conference, Swedish Minister for Gender Equality, Åsa Regnér, will host a citizens’ dialogue.
Meeting 13 November:
The role of education in labour market integration
Education plays a key role in preparing young people for their first job, creating opportunities for career changes, integrating newly arrived immigrants, upskilling to meet new challenges, and much more. Access to education is also an important part of the Commission’ s proposal for a European Pillar of Social Rights. Education and skills are central issues for the future of Europe and in particular its social dimension; this is why The Swedish Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training, Anna Ekström, is hosting a special meeting for in-depth discussions focusing on educational issues on the 13th of november. The meeting will centre on structures that provide opportunities, incentives for study and validation of existing skills and knowledge.
Conference 16 November:
”What role for Social Economy in the Future of work?”
On 16th of November in Gothenburg, the European Commission together with the European Economic and Social Committee, the City of Gothenburg and Region Västra Götaland will organise a conference regrouping a wide range of stakeholders from the European Social Economy ecosystem. Social entrepreneurs and their representative organisations, policy-makers, and academics will be invited to participate, share good practices and present real life examples. In the margins of the Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth, the discussions will shed light on the potential of Social Economy to create growth and sustainable jobs, and achieve social resilience. In addition, a special focus will be put on the role of cooperative societies and on how to create favourable ecosystems for Social Economy to develop in European regions.
EU events in Gothenburg
On 17 November, the Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth will be held in Gothenburg. EU heads of state and government will gather to discuss social issues, the labour market and the future of the EU. The EU influences more than half of all local and regional decisions and work is under way in the Gothenburg region to contribute to the development of the EU in various ways. Several EU events are therefore being arranged this autumn. Take the opportunity to increase your EU knowledge.
Seminar 29 September: Strengthening EU knowledge and opportunities to influence EU affairs
On the 29th of September, the Minister of EU affairs and Trade Ann Linde will enter in a symbolic handshake with Region Västra Götaland, the City of Gothenburg and the Göteborg Region Association of Local Authorities. The seminar is part of the Swedish Government’ s initiative to strengthen the opportunities to influence policies handled at the EU level, deepen the understanding of EU affairs amongst the public and widen the debate on EU affairs and the future of Europe.