In the context of the recent COP26 in Glasgow, where it is stated that 197 countries reached a ‘balanced’ agreement’, we give you an update on the latest social dialogue on greening the Commission: reaching climate neutrality by 2030. Generation 2004 already raised many of these issues in October 2020 and requested a social dialogue then. Continue reading ‘Balance’ or walking a tightrope? Greening the Commission
Our colleagues in the EU Staff COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund team and EU Staff for Climate have taken the initiative of setting up a dedicated fundraiser for communities affected by the recent devastating floods unleashed by climate change in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and Luxembourg and further afield as the storm moved southwards. Continue reading Flooding in Europe: EU Staff COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund team and EU Staff for Climate
*Update 20.07.2021: Check out the MyIntracomm discussion below Towards more attractive and flexible working conditions: Staff working arrangements: major changes in the pipeline*
The Working time and hybrid working decision sets out the proposed ‘new normal’ with an invitation to discuss this with the trade unions and staff associations (OSPs) in a social dialogue on 30 June. Here are the current Working time and flexitime rules and their corresponding frequently asked questions (FAQs) for comparison. Continue reading The ‘new normal’: is this it?
Contrary to what we might expect during the COVID-19 health crisis, DG HR is moving forward with its “new HR strategy” regardless. Although for Generation 2004 it is unclear what the concrete improvements of the previous HR reform launched by Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva were: the most visible outcome was the creation of centralised AMCs. According to DG HR, the past staff surveys should provide quite a good understanding of that HR reform: now that is an innovative way to do an assessment of a policy, one could say. Continue reading New HR Strategy – Modernisation or opportunism? The European Green Deal and the multi-annual financial framework (MFF)
European Mobility Week, the flagship EU awareness raising campaign promoting sustainable ways of moving around in our cities, has come to an end. Despite difficult (Coronavirus…) times, almost 3000 towns and cities from 52 countries worldwide have participated! Continue reading European Mobility Week 2020
EASME , one the Commission’s Executive Agencies has started offering its staff a financial contribution for cycling to work. Congratulations to the agency and its enlightened director!
Meanwhile, the Commission has been bogged down with the preparation of its new mobility plan for the past 2 years (at the current pace, by the time the plan comes out, it will be obsolete…). Continue reading Cycling allowance
Everyone counts to make our voice loud and clear to encourage our leaders to take bold steps in the fight against climate change and biodiversity loss, as they are finalising the Climate Law, negotiating the next MFF and so much more!
You may know it already, Greta Thumberg, accompanied by Anuna De Wever and Adélaïde Charlier, of Youth for Climate, will lead the march! Continue reading Let’s join the European march for Future on Friday 6 March!
Rhetoric to Reality: the role of the EU in delivering on the Paris commitments
EUStaff4Climate is organising an interesting lunchtime conference on Thursday 20th of February 2020, at 12.00 in
Room Alcide de Gasperi, CHARL. From Rhetoric to Reality: the role of the EU in delivering on the Paris commitments, by Prof Kevin Anderson, Professor of Energy and Climate Change, Manchester University.
Latest NEWS: change of venue!!!
PLB room 1.4 (Philippe Le Bon)
You can register via EUlearn
Many colleagues have expressed concern to Generation 2004 about the problem of the large amount and use of non-recyclable plastic waste produced by the Commission, in particular from its events’ catering activities and related services (including canteens, cafetarias and catering services).
The problem with such waste, as you are certainly aware is that at best it get’s burned or goes to landfill (i.e. gets buried in a hole in the ground where it stays for hundreds of years), but at worst it joins the millions of tones of plastic waste swirling around our oceans and destroying marine life.
In only 4 months, over 10.000 colleagues in the EU institutions – including many of Generation 2004 members – have signed the EUstaff4climate petition calling on EU leaders to step up action on the planetary emergency. From 20 to 27 September millions of people around the world will take a stand on climate change with strikes and protests. As individuals and EU public servants, we have a double responsibility to act. Generation 2004 actively supports this initiative and our elected staff representatives, Piotr Rapacz, will intervene during Sunday’s event. Continue reading Generation 2004 actively supports the global Climate Action Week and invites all colleagues to join it