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4 Nov 2014

Electromagnetic hypersensitivity

Public Hearing - Belgium, EESC, Room JDE52 - Rue Belliard 99., 1040 Brussels

Electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) is causing distress and loss of quality of life to a growing number of Europeans and according to new estimates, between 3 % and 5% of the population are electro-sensitive. The most common sources of Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) pollution are mobile phone masts, cordless phones and Wi-Fi routers installed in the homes. All these emit microwaves permanently (24/7) in the places where they are installed.

This event will gather all relevant stakeholders from a broad range of European civil society for a debate on how to deal with this issues at EU level and to give input for the future EESC's opinion that is scheduled for adoption in January 2015.

 

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    Official meetings of the EESC and its bodies

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    Brussels, Belgium

    The Cotonou Agreement gives mandate to the EESC to keep a dialogue with ACP economic and social interest groups. Within this framework, every three years the EESC organises a general meeting in Brussels bringing together representatives from all ACP countries. This is the most important EESC activity in relation to ACP countries.

     

    The 27th Meeting of ACP-EU Economic and Social Interest Groups will take place from 29 to 31 October 2014 at the EESC headquarters, located at 99 rue Belliardstraat, 1040 Brussels, Belgium.

     

    The main topics on the agenda will be the trade relations between the ACP countries and the EU, the sustainable development goals and the post-2015 agenda, as well as the role of the private sector in development cooperation.

     

    The EESC maintains longstanding relations with ACP countries. The Cotonou Agreement on relations between African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) and European Union (EU) countries mandates the EESC to promote dialogue between economic and social players in EU and ACP countries.

     

    Against this backdrop, the 27th meeting will bring together some 160 participants – including representatives of economic and social partners from the 78 ACP countries – in order to gather their views on the above-mentioned topics. Representatives of Economic and Social Councils of ACP and European countries, representatives of EU and ACP institutions, international socio-professional organizations (employers, trade unions, farmers, consumers) and NGOs will also be invited. The conclusions of the meeting will be sent to political bodies and the main EU and ACP partners.

     


  • Public Hearing - EESC, Room JDE52 - Rue Belliard 99., 1040 Brussels, Belgium

    Electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) is causing distress and loss of quality of life to a growing number of Europeans and according to new estimates, between 3 % and 5% of the population are electro-sensitive. The most common sources of Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) pollution are mobile phone masts, cordless phones and Wi-Fi routers installed in the homes. All these emit microwaves permanently (24/7) in the places where they are installed.

    This event will gather all relevant stakeholders from a broad range of European civil society for a debate on how to deal with this issues at EU level and to give input for the future EESC's opinion that is scheduled for adoption in January 2015.

     


  • Public Hearing - Brussels, Belgium

    The EESC is currently preparing an own-initiative opinion on land grabbing in the EU and its implications on family farming. One of the objectives is to present relevant civil society proposals to address the consequences of large-scale land investments in the EU. In this context, the EESC will hold a public hearing entitled "Land grabbing – Large-scale land acquisitions in Europe" on Tuesday 4 November.


  • Brussels, Belgium

    Civil society debate on the global negotiations and the EU position in preparation for the UNFCCC COP 20 in Lima

    Climate change is one of the biggest threats to human development. It will affect all economies but will hit people living in poverty the hardest. World leaders are preparing to adopt a new global climate agreement at the UNFCCC COP 21 in Paris in 2015, and elements of an initial text will be tabled at the COP 20 meeting in Lima in December 2014. Civil society will have a crucial role to play in the negotiation process ahead, by contributing to the dialogue on the implications of climate mitigation and adaptation policies for different sectors and demanding concrete policy commitments.


  • Conference - Room VM3, 2 rue Van Maerlant, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

    As the 6th edition of the European Conference on personal and household services (PHS) takes place during the Year of Reconciling Work and Family Life in Europe as well as the twentieth anniversary of the International Year of the Family, the European Federation for Services to Individuals (EFSI) and the Consultative Commission on Industrial Change (CCMI) of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) have chosen to dedicate this year’s conference to the issue of work-life balance.

     


  • Public Hearing - Brussels, Belgium

    A public hearing will take place on 7 November, in the context of the EESC project on "Better Inclusion of the Roma community through civil society organisations".

    A special focus will be put on education, employment and housing strands of the EU Framework for Roma Integration.


  • Conference - EESC (Room JDE52) - Rue Belliard 99., 1040 Brussels, Belgium

    The conference will debate the role of smart cities in driving the EU's economic revival by drawing on US and Italian experience. The panellists and the audience will specifically assess the challenges that lie ahead in supporting smart cities and how civil society can be mobilised to deliver concrete projects in Europe. Furthermore, the event will introduce a debate among private and public decision makers about how to make the approach to Smart Cities more systemic and concrete, through large-scale public private partnership projects.


  • Conference - Brussels, Belgium

    Conference on a New Industrial Policy for Europe co-organised by the European Policy Centre (EPC) and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)


  • The importance of micro- and nanoelectronics in our digital economy and society
    Conference - EESC, Room VM3 - Rue Van Maerlant 2., 1040 Brussels, Belgium

    Electronic components and systems are everywhere: from cars to pacemakers, from mobile phones to smart textiles. Electronics is a key technology enabling innovation and driving productivity for almost all economic sectors.

    Recognising the key role of electronics to boost EU growth and jobs, the European Commission launched the Electronics Strategy for Europe in 2013, aiming to mobilise €100 billion in private investments and create 250,000 jobs in Europe by 2020. ECSEL, at the core of this strategy, is a €5 billion public-private partnership to boost Europe's electronics design and manufacturing capability and capacity.

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