Francisco Assis, chairman of the Financial and Social Council (CES), believes that the entity’s 30 years ought to be used to rethink its mannequin and strengthen its position in Portuguese society.
CES was formally established in August 1991, however there will probably be no main celebrations to commemorate 30 years. A brand new picture, a brand new web site, and a historic doc will probably be created to mark the date.
Francisco Assis prefers to make use of this chance to “promote reflection and debate” on the position of CES in Portuguese society, and instructs scholar Miguel Poiares Maduro to coordinate this work.
The aim is to attempt to discover out which CES we should always maintain now and whether or not all sectors of Portuguese society are correctly represented there.
“I believe there are some points that should be reviewed. We hope to re-evaluate the worth of the CES plenary assembly and let the committee and dealing group work at full pace,” Francisco Assis mentioned in an interview with the Lusa company.
It plans to amend the interior rules of ESC, and can examine the proposal to amend its constitution, which will probably be submitted to the parliamentary group later.
For its chairman, CES just isn’t solely an entity that points constitutional foresight, that’s, opinions in regards to the nationwide finances or the Nice Alternative (GO), neither is it simply the seat of the Standing Committee of Social Dialogue.
“This can be a second of transformation, and CES should assume its position, (…) with out belittling the synergy, it’s essential to make CES the middle of thought technology,” he mentioned.
Among the many CES bets, a number of research have already begun or are about to be carried out, involving matters of social concern, equivalent to a examine on the socio-economic situations of gypsy communities.
One other examine that ought to have outcomes earlier than the tip of the yr was commissioned by Minho College to find out the diploma of reliance on sure social extracts of prompt lottery tickets (scratch playing cards).
In keeping with Francisco Assis (Francisco Assis), there is no such thing as a current analysis on this matter, however there are indicators that the extra needy social lessons depend on this recreation.
The chairman of CES believes that Santa Casa da Misericórdia in Lisbon ought to promote the analysis commissioned by CES.