Health challenges in the EU in the pandemic context
Tuesday, March 8, 2022

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is organising a virtual conference on health challenges in the EU in the pandemic context, on 31 March 2022. .. read more..

Youth participation in the EU labour market
Tuesday, March 8, 2022

On 28 March 2022, the Labour Market Observatory of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will hold a remote public hearing on youth participation in the EU labour market. .. read more..

What competitiveness will look like in the new European growth model
Monday, March 7, 2022

French President Emmanuel Macron introduced the French presidency of the Council of the EU by launching the idea of a new growth model. This new model should make it possible to create employment, reconcile economic development and climate ambition, respond to digital challenges and rely on a red... .. read more..

Social economy, the future of Europe
Monday, March 7, 2022

The Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) cannot ignore the model of economic governance created by the social economy. Its existence is based on historical foundations anchored in many European countries where it is both a social and an entrepreneurial dynamic. In some other countries, it i... .. read more..

Conference: Women in the labour market
Monday, March 7, 2022

In the broader sense of creating a culture of equality, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), upon proposal of the Ad Hoc Group on Equality (AHGE), decided to hold a conference entitled ‘Women in the labour market’ on 8 March to commemorate International Women's Day. .. read more..

Your Europe, Your Say! 2022
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

‘Your Europe, Your Say!’ is the annual event for young people organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). .. read more..

Civil Society Days 2022
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

The Civil Society Days 2022 will bring together citizens, organised civil society and European institutions in an inclusive process to address the major societal challenges the EU currently faces in shaping its future. .. read more..

A sustainable future for European industry
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

On 4 March 2022, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the European Commission (EC) are hosting a conference on ‘A sustainable future for the European industry’. .. read more..

Shaping Europe together
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

In the framework of the Conference on the Future of Europe, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has played a very active role through its ad-hoc group and as observer in the Conference's executive board and member of the Plenary. The EESC released a resolution on a new narrative for... .. read more..

Joint ECFIN-EESC conference: the way forward for EU economic governance
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

On 22 February, the Directorate-General for economic and financial affairs of the European Commission (DG ECFIN), together with the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), will organise an online stakeholder conference on the Economic Governance Review. .. read more..

Restoring sustainable carbon cycles
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

On 21 February 2022, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will explore the opportunities and challenges of carbon farming in achieving sustainability, as well as those of industrial carbon capture, use and storage. .. read more..

Geopolitics of the European Green Deal
Friday, November 19, 2021

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is organising its conference on the ‘Geopolitics of the Green Deal’ together with the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). This hybrid meeting will look into the effects of the Green Deal on the position of the EU in the world. .. read more..

2021 EUROMED summit of economic and social councils and similar institutions
Friday, November 19, 2021

The Euro-Mediterranean summit of economic and social councils and similar institutions aims at promoting greater understanding of the main issues affecting organised civil society in the EUROMED region and at discussing the common challenges they face. .. read more..

Improving the sustainability of the European food supply chain
Friday, November 19, 2021

The European food supply chain has proven to be remarkably resilient during the COVID-19 pandemic but the crisis has also emphasised the vulnerabilities of certain groups and sectors and the need to move towards more diverse and fair food supply chains, leaving no one behind. .. read more..

2d Youth climate and sustainability roundtable
Friday, November 19, 2021

The Youth climate and sustainability roundtables are a space for regular, structured and meaningful dialogue between youth and EU decision-makers. .. read more..

Impacts of the climate crisis
Thursday, November 18, 2021

The Sustainable Development Observatory (SDO) of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is holding a conference aimed at highlighting the urgency of climate change by listening to stories from across Europe and exploring ways of accelerating policy and climate action. .. read more..

Connecting EU 2021 seminar: What kind of Europe do you dream of?
Monday, October 25, 2021

The European Economic and Social Committee is holding its Connecting EU Seminar, previously the Civil Society Media Seminar, which every year brings together communicators from civil society organisations represented in or linked with the EESC. .. read more..

Social Innovation for Refugee Inclusion: Sowing Innovation in the Cracks of C...
Friday, July 16, 2021

The fourth conference of the Social Innovation for Refugee Inclusion (SI4RI) builds on previous editions in 2016, 2017 and 2019. .. read more..

Youth climate and sustainability roundtable
Tuesday, July 13, 2021

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will host the first roundtable bringing youth climate activists and representatives of youth organisations together with high-level EU decision-makers to discuss EU policies on climate and sustainability. The aim of the roundtable is to make recom... .. read more..

The role of critical raw materials to form a strong industrial base
Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Between June 2021 and March 2022 the European Economic and Social Committee (ESSC) is organising a series of events on the updated new industrial strategy, announced by the European Commission on 5 May 2021. .. read more..

Strategic foresight and EU decision-making - Economic aspects
Monday, June 14, 2021

The conference will focus on the economic aspects of strategic foresight, and how strategic foresight influences considerations and policymaking in public authorities in the EU in this area. It will look at the methods of foresight employed, in particular in the economic field. Furthermore, speak... .. read more..

Updated industrial strategy: towards a more resilient and strategically auton...
Monday, June 14, 2021

Following the publication of the European Commission's update to the new industrial strategy, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will be carrying out a series of activities to fulfil its role of representing the views of organised civil society. .. read more..

Challenges of the digital and new EU economy
Monday, June 14, 2021

Digitalisation is high on the EU policy agenda, with 2 flagship programmes: the Digital Services Act (DSA) and the Digital Markets Act (DMA). .. read more..

The EU Green Deal: from visions to actions
Tuesday, May 25, 2021

The EU Green Deal placed a strong emphasis on investment and the financing of a green and sustainable transition. The EU response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which was articulated around a revamped multiannual financial framework (MFF) and the Next Generation EU, provided a boost in funding opportu... .. read more..

20th anniversary of the first EU sustainable development strategy
Wednesday, May 12, 2021

At the Gothenburg Summit in June 2001, EU leaders launched the first EU sustainable development strategy based on a proposal from the European Commission. .. read more..

European Semester annual conference 2021
Wednesday, May 12, 2021

The Recovery and Resilience Facility is moving into its next phase, and the European Semester Group of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is following the process. .. read more..

Taxing multinationals in Europe
Wednesday, May 12, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic and the consequent huge global leap to digitalisation has put the taxation of companies in the spotlight of public debate. The international policy debate on taxation in the 21st century reflects the urgent need to agree on and implement fundamental reforms. .. read more..

Fair minimum wages for all
Wednesday, May 12, 2021

The European Commission's proposal for a directive on adequate minimum wages has sparked controversy among EU countries and social partners alike across Europe. .. read more..

Building a meaningful and functioning New Pact on migration and asylum
Tuesday, May 11, 2021

On 19 May, this virtual conference will take stock of the situation 8 months after the presentation of the New Pact on migration and asylum and exchange views on how to build a meaningful and functioning pact. .. read more..

A renewed vision for the single market: Turning the COVID-19 pandemic into a ...
Tuesday, May 11, 2021

The integrity of the single market came under heavy pressure during the COVID-19 pandemic. .. read more..

ECI Day 2021
Tuesday, April 20, 2021

The 10th edition of the European Citizens’ Initiative Day (ECI Day) will exceptionally take place online and over 2 days. .. read more..

Conference on energy poverty at the crossroads of the European pillar of soci...
Wednesday, March 24, 2021

This major conference, jointly organised by different sections of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and to be attended by its President, will bring together high-level representatives of European organised civil society, European institutions, national and local authorities, and t... .. read more..

Co-creation of services of general interest: The role of citizens and their o...
Wednesday, March 24, 2021

During this seminar, organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the project consortium ‘Co-creation of service innovation in Europe’ (CoSIE), concrete experiences will be shared on co-creation of public services, based on pilots in Italy, Hungary and Spain, which were exec... .. read more..

559th plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee
Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Members of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will gather for their 559th plenary session on 24-25 March 2021. .. read more..

Your Europe, Your Say! 2021 (YEYS 2021)
Thursday, March 4, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, YEYS 2020 was cancelled, and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) decided to move the exact same event to 2021, covering the same topic, with the same participating schools. .. read more..

Designing systemic change
Thursday, March 4, 2021

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will hold the 12th edition of its yearly youth event ‘Your Europe, Your Say’ (YEYS) on 18-19 March 2021, on the topic of climate change, in the form of an online model COP (Conference of the Parties) in which more than 100 students from 33 countri... .. read more..

The economic impact of organised crime and money laundering - How does the CO...
Thursday, March 4, 2021

Activities of organised crime organisations like money laundering and the tapping of public funds have consequences for the economy, business and society. A crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic may be an opportunity for organised crime to spread their activity, gain power and even innovate to find n... .. read more..

Civil society organisations (CSOs) during and after COVID-19: what challenges...
Thursday, February 18, 2021

This hybrid conference will see the launch of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) study ‘The response of civil society organisations to the COVID-19 pandemic and the consequent restrictive measures adopted in Europe’, as well as topical debates with high-level speakers and civil soc... .. read more..

558th plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee
Thursday, February 18, 2021

Members of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will meet for their 558th plenary session on 24-25 February 2021. .. read more..

Union of equality: LGBTIQ equality strategy 2020-2025
Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Equality and non-discrimination are fundamental rights and core values in the EU, enshrined in its Treaties and in the Charter of fundamental rights. "Equal opportunities" is also the first chapter of the European pillar of social rights. However, the Council of the EU continues to block the 2008... .. read more..

557th plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee
Wednesday, January 27, 2021

The 557th EESC plenary session will host the following guests and debates: .. read more..

Civil Society Days 2021
Thursday, January 14, 2021

The fully virtual 2021 Civil Society Days of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) are intended to be a public forum bringing together European citizens, civil society organisations and the European institutions for a debate about the essential components of a sustainable recovery for... .. read more..

The role of social economy in a fair and sustainable recovery: input for the ...
Thursday, January 14, 2021

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is organising a hearing in the framework of its exploratory opinion requested by the Portuguese EU presidency on the role of social economy in the creation of jobs and in the implementation of the European pillar of social rights. .. read more..

Teleworking and gender equality
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is organising a virtual public hearing on the topic of teleworking and gender equality. .. read more..

Challenges of teleworking: organisation of working time, work life balance an...
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

In an exploratory opinion requested by the Portuguese EU Presidency, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is organising a public hearing to discuss the challenges of teleworking with a focus on organisation of working time, work life balance, and the right to disconnect. .. read more..

Accelerating action on the sustainable development goals in the EU for a sust...
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is holding a thematic debate on the implementation of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) in the EU, in connection with the publication of the Europe sustainable development report 2020. .. read more..

Race to zero: Bolstering whole of society engagement for climate neutrality a...
Wednesday, November 18, 2020

To mark the 5th anniversary of the Paris agreement, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the German Development Institute (DIE) organise an online event to discuss opportunities to strengthen engagement and climate action. .. read more..

New Pact on migration and asylum
Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is organising a virtual hearing on the new Pact on migration and asylum, with the aim to provide an understanding of the key elements of the pact and evaluate its impact on the European migration and asylum framework. .. read more..

Digitalisation and sustainability: practical recommendations from European ci...
Wednesday, November 18, 2020

This conference, jointly organised by the German Presidency of the Council of the EU and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), will explore the role of European civil society in using digitalisation in a way that enables and drives sustainability to support the European Green Deal an... .. read more..

Implementing the Recovery and Resilience Facility to fight the economic conse...
Monday, November 16, 2020

Following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) played a central role in bringing the consensual views of organised civil society in the EU to the attention of policymakers and contributing to the rapidly evolving economic policy response at Euro... .. read more..

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