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3 May 2016

The shipbreaking and recycling society

Belgium, Brussels

The hearing is part of the preparation of an initiative opinion on the same subject.

To meet the goals of the EU ambition to become a "recycling society" the Commission has asked external experts to consider a feasible system for incentives, based on the polluter-pays-principle for end-of-life ships and applicable to all ships entering EU ports. That system will be presented at the end of this year. The EESC intends to issue an opinion on this subject.

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  • Brussels, Belgium

    The hearing is part of the preparation of an initiative opinion on the same subject.

    To meet the goals of the EU ambition to become a "recycling society" the Commission has asked external experts to consider a feasible system for incentives, based on the polluter-pays-principle for end-of-life ships and applicable to all ships entering EU ports. That system will be presented at the end of this year. The EESC intends to issue an opinion on this subject.


  • Samso, Denmark

    On 4th May 2016, a delegation of EESC Members of the "Transport, energy, infrastructures and information society" section is on mission to the island of Samsø (Denmark), with the objective to evaluate the islands' smart projects developed in the area of energy autonomy.


  • Bruxelles, Belgium

    The first and inaugural meeting of the EU-Moldova Civil Society Platform (CSP) will be held on 10 May 2016 at the EESC. The CSP complements the political bodies existing within the framework of the EU-Moldova Association Agreement, and it allows civil society organisations from both sides to monitor the implementation process and prepare recommendations to the relevant authorities both in the Republic of Moldova as well as in the European Union.

    The CSP is made up of nine members from both Parties, representing the EESC and large European civil society networks, on the one side, and civil society organisations from  Moldova, on the other side.


  • Public Hearing - European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), VMA building, room VMA 3, Rue van Maerlant 2, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

    The UN CRPD and its Optional Protocol were adopted by the EU in 2010. They are the first international human rights convention ever to be signed and ratified by the EU.The EU has to periodically submit to the UN CPRD Committee a report detailing the measures taken to implement the convention. The first report was submitted in 2014, and in 2015 the UN Committee responded with a series of recommendations (“concluding observations” - COs) on how the EU can, within its remit, promote and safeguard the rights of people with disabilities in Europe.

    The EESC is currently drafting an own-initiative opinion focussing on the implications of the CO's for future EU disability policy. The objective of the hearing is to offer a forum for debate and gather contributions from relevant stakeholders.

    The conclusions of the hearing will feed directly into the work of the drafting group which will hold its second meeting in the afternoon of the same day.


  • Brussels, Belgium

    The outcome of COP21 clearly recognised the efforts of all non-party stakeholders, including civil society to address and respond to climate change. The EESC has advocated for civil society and citizens at global, national and subnational levels to be fully involved in the development, review and, above all, implementation of the COP21 Agreement. This opinion will be an opportunity to address the issue of climate governance in the context of implementation of the Paris Agreement and to identify the mechanisms and measures for civil society to be involved.


  • Nottingham, United Kingdom

    The focus of our meeting in Nottingham is on innovation in the Cosmetic sector, a sector worth over Eur 72 billion employing around 1.7 million people.

    European businesses are the global leaders in the sector. The purpose of the meeting is to look at recommendations to create an environment to make the sector more innovative.

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    Brussels, Belgium, Belgium

    The 14th EU-China Civil Society Round Table will take place in Brussels on 18 and 19 May 2016. Topics set up for discussion during this meeting of the Round Table are Innovation and economic development in rural areas, and Infrastucture and investment, in the framework of the One Belt One Road initiative and the establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). The aim of the discussions will be to find common ground and exchange ideas and best practices.


  • Dublin, Ireland

    The Raw Materials Initiative and the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials are key policies that may contribute decisively to maintaining the competitiveness and sustainability of European industry and, consequently, the maintenance or creation of new jobs.

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    Living together in our Europe
    Brussels, Belgium

    The Civil Society Days are a symbol of the cooperation between the EESC and the members of the Liaison Group representing European civil society organisations and networks.

    This year, it will focus on migration and on how Europe can be made more open and adapt to what needs to be seen as a structural change.

    In a time in which news relate daily crisis and problems to which we are obviously not prepared, it is clear that Europe must move from management by crisis to management by foresight and anticipation. Europe must cast on this phenomena and problems a wider and deeper vision, based on an open debate and a reflexion rooted in our common values and capable of frankly coping with the problems that our societies face.

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