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..

Industrial transition towards a green and digital European economy
Thursday, October 8, 2020

On 16 November 2020, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is organising a virtual hearing in the framework of its exploratory opinion requested by the European Parliament ‘Industrial transition towards a green and digital European economy: regulatory requirements and the role of soci... .. read more..

New challenges and opportunities for EU industry during the COVID-19 crisis
Thursday, October 8, 2020

On 30 October 2020 the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the European Parliament are organising a virtual half-day conference on ‘New challenges and opportunities for EU industry during the COVID-19 crisis’. .. read more..

Launch of ‘Communities for future’
Friday, September 11, 2020

This online event will explore the potential of communities to revive local economies as we emerge from the pandemic, but in a way that also takes account of the deepening climate and ecological emergency and the urgent need for a deeper societal transformation. .. read more..

United in development: Intergenerational and territorial justice
Thursday, September 10, 2020

The hybrid conference ‘United in development: Intergenerational and territorial justice’ will gather panelists of the Open Eyes Economy Congress and representatives of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). .. read more..

Universal access to housing that is decent, sustainable and affordable
Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Housing shortages and rising housing costs in metropolitan and peri-urban areas have led to a rise in housing exclusion, homelessness, and poor-quality housing that is now affecting young people, single-parent and large families, workers and the middle classes more broadly, who are being driven o... .. read more..

Best practices in diversity management and the future of EU diversity policie...
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

In an exploratory opinion requested by the German Presidency of the Council of the EU, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) sets out ‘diversity management’ measures for ensuring that migrants and ethnic minorities are better included in and integrated into the workplace and society. .. read more..

The role of volunteering in the implementation of the UN Sustainable Developm...
Thursday, July 23, 2020

The aim of the conference is to reaffirm the important social and economic role of volunteering in meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and to highlight that, in view of the growing societal challenges that the authorities of the EU Member States are often unable to meet, volunteers can ... .. read more..

The rule of law and its impact on economic growth
Thursday, July 23, 2020

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is organising a public hearing on the rule of law and its impact on economic growth. .. read more..

553rd plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

This 553rd plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will feature: .. read more..

Towards structured youth engagement on climate and sustainability
Tuesday, June 9, 2020

This webinar organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will: .. read more..

Towards an EU strategy on sustainable consumption after COVID-19
Tuesday, June 9, 2020

This webinar is organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) to provide input into the preparation of an EESC own-initiative opinion (‘Towards an EU strategy on sustainable consumption’), which will contribute to the reflection on post-crisis recovery by providing concrete recom... .. read more..

552nd plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee
Friday, June 5, 2020

The 552nd plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will feature the following guests and debates: .. read more..

Shifting priorities in post-COVID recovery – towards an economy of wellbeing
Thursday, May 28, 2020

The webinar will serve to bring the concept of wellbeing economy to the debate in the EU. By presenting several perspectives, it will contribute to the debate on the post-COVID recovery and reconstruction at the level of the EESC. .. read more..

6th European Migration Forum
Monday, March 23, 2020

The European Migration Forum – the dialogue platform on migration, asylum and migrant integration - will meet for the sixth time in June 2020. .. read more..

POSTPONED: Civil Society Days 2020
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Once again, the EESC Civil Society Days will take place at a crucial moment for Europe, shortly before the kick off for the Conference on the Future of Europe scheduled for 9 May 2020. .. read more..

CANCELLED: Towards a new European company model for the 21st century
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The EESC and Arizmendiarrieta Foundation are hosting a half-day conference "Towards a new European company model for the 21st century" with a debate focusing on the role of businesses in today's society. .. read more..

CANCELLED - Towards an EU strategy for Roma Inclusion post-2020
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The current EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies runs till 2020 and is coming to an end soon. A new initiative for Roma integration is currently being developed. .. read more..

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