pablo hernandez – AEGEE-Europe | European Students' Forum AEGEE (Association des Etats Généraux des Etudiants de l’Europe / European Students’ Forum) is a student organisation that promotes cooperation, communication and integration amongst young people in Europe. As a non-governmental, politically independent, and non-profit organisation AEGEE is open to students and young people from all faculties and disciplines – today it counts 13 000 members, active in close to 200 university cities in 40 European countries, making it the biggest interdisciplinary student association in Europe. Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:20:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.10 Reaction to Statement on Policy Orientation for a Social Europe /reaction-social-europe/ Mon, 15 Jun 2015 13:35:04 +0000 http://aegee.blogactiv.eu/?p=1326 On Tuesday 9th June, the commissioner on Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labor Mobility Marianne Thyssen released a statement on policy orientation for a Social Europe pointing out the willingness of the European Commission on “taking the social dimension on board of all its policies”.

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Marianne Thyssen

This willingness is encompassed with the intention of establishing “minimum standards, expressed in benchmarks” covering aspects such as the duration and level of unemployment benefits, minimum income or access to child care or basic health care. AEGEE-Europe as a student organization that is aware of the critical situation that many young Europeans are living due to the high rates of unemployment and lack of social support from governments, welcomes the renewed intention of the European Commission of taking actions to “deliver good and decent jobs” to the European citizens. In this sense, AEGEE encourages the European Commission to act fast in the direction of setting minimum standards for employment taking into consideration the opinion of young people as a part of society that is especially suffering the consequences of the actual precarious employment framework.   Written by Pablo Hernández,  Policy Officer on Youth Employment of AEGEE-Europe

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European Parliament Conference of Presidents (EP president and political group leaders) with Chair of the EU High Level Group on Own Resources /ep-own-resources/ Fri, 09 Jan 2015 17:42:29 +0000 http://aegee.blogactiv.eu/?p=1248 On Thursday 8 January a European Parliament Conference of Presidents took place. It was chaired by the EU High Level Group on Own Resources lead by Mario Monti. The report on EU’s Own Resources that was published last month was presented under the idea of reforming the EU funding system.

AEGEE / European Students’ Forum has been monitoring the developments on the area of own financing of the European Union with special interest, predicting it as one of the most important challenges that the European institutions have to face with.

As members of the organization European Movement, AEGEE welcomes the tendency of the EU to increase the self-financed packages. In this sense, in 2013 EMI’s Council meeting a plan for Sustainable Development and Employment was suggested and presented on the ECI (2014)000002 funded through a Financial Transaction Tax.

AEGEE would like to encourage all involved subjects to work on the development of the Financial Transaction Tax linked to the Plan for Sustainable Development and Employment fostering policies directly addressed to lower the current unemployment and underemployment rates.

Background

The High Level Group, that was set up to develop ideas for EU own financing for EU’s 2014-2020 MMF, is expected to deliver its final recommendations before the end of 2016.

New Deal 4 Europe registered on March 2014 the ECI for a European Special Plan for Sustainable Development and Employment, the collection of which is ongoing.

Written by Pablo Hernández, Policy Officer of AEGEE-Europe on Youth Employment

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