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26 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017

Plenary Session 26-27 April 2017

Plenary Session - Belgium, Brussels

525th Plenary Session including the following events:  

Debate with Can Dündar, a Turkish journalist nominated for the 2016 Sakharov Prize, on Wednesday 26 April at 3 p.m.

Debate with Professor Dusan Sidjanski, honorary chairman of the European Cultural Centre, on Wednesday 26 April at 4.30 p.m.

Debate with Maroš Šefčovič, vice-president of the European Commission responsible for the Energy Union, on Thursday 27 April at 10.30 a.m.

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    Plenary Session - Brussels, Belgium

    525th Plenary Session including the following events:  

    Debate with Can Dündar, a Turkish journalist nominated for the 2016 Sakharov Prize, on Wednesday 26 April at 3 p.m.

    Debate with Professor Dusan Sidjanski, honorary chairman of the European Cultural Centre, on Wednesday 26 April at 4.30 p.m.

    Debate with Maroš Šefčovič, vice-president of the European Commission responsible for the Energy Union, on Thursday 27 April at 10.30 a.m.


  • Public Hearing - Brussels, Belgium

    In recent years, a discussion has unfolded on international tax agreements in relation to EU partnerships with developing countries. As a contribution to the debate, the EESC is currently drafting an opinion in which it will examine the arguments presented in recent studies on capital flows and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) out of and into developing countries, and will look at the coherence between EU development and investment policies. Furthermore, the opinion aims to further the dialogue between European Commission and the Member States regarding double taxation agreements, investment and development policy objectives.

     


  • Conference - 1000 Brussels, Belgium

    On 28 April 2017, the European Commission Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD)  and the EESC are organizing a joint event to present and discuss the results of the stakeholders consultation on the Horizon 2020 programme. The event will also be an occasion to compare these results with those of the recent EESC Information report on the same topic (INT/807, rapporteur: Lobo Xavier).

    This event, taking place in the EESC premises in Brussels, is part of a series of events co-organized by the EESC and DG RTD on Research and Innovation, an area of great importance for Europe because of its contribution in promoting the creation of jobs, growth and investment.


  • Public Hearing - European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), Jacques Delors building, room JDE 63, Rue Belliard 99, 1040 Brussels, Belgium, Belgium

    The EESC contributes to the Fitness Check of Legal Migration by collecting the views of the organisations represented within the EESC and other civil society organisations (using a questionnaire and fact-finding missions in selected Member States and this hearing).

    The purpose of the hearing is to discuss possible ways of streamlining the current EU framework for the sake of better management of legal migration flows and better alignment of legal migration policy to the economic and social needs of the EU.


  • brussels, Belgium

    The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will be opening its doors to the general public
    between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

    This year, the EESC is focussing on the future of  Europe -  while commemorating the  60th anniversary  of the Treaty of Rome – and talk about what the EU has achieved over the last 60 years : benefits of the citizens including free movement, single currency, research and innovations, environment, etc. and challenges for the future.

    The Committee will showcase its work on economic and social policy for the European Union, its work on sustainable development and its efforts to support participatory democracy in Europe and throughout the world.

    On the day’s programme are a variety of information stands, fun activities for all, a photo booth, a children’s corner and musical events.Interinstitutionnal EUROPE DAY website


  • Public Hearing - From 9:30 to 13:00 - Room VMA3 - EESC, 2 rue Van Maerlant - 1040 Brussels, Belgium

    The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is pleased to announce that a Public hearing on the Application of State aid rules for compensating the provision of services of general economic interest will be held on 10 May 2017 from 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the headquarters of the EESC, 2 rue Van Maerlant - 1040 Brussels, Room VMA 3.

    The main objective of the hearing is to brainstorm on the challenges and opportunities arising from the current State Aid rules for services of general economic interest.


  • Valetta, Malta

    Growth and jobs remain an overarching priority for all EU Member States and for the EU as a whole. The Employers' group of the EESC is organising an extraordinary Meeting in Malta on 11 may 2017 to reflect on EU's initiatives to mobilise private investment including the extension in time and financial capacity of the European Fund for Strategic Investment which is a priority file during the Maltese Presidency. The conference will also be the occasion to discuss the specific case of Malta which has been able to attract private sector investment in the presence of the Prime Minister, the Parliamentary Secretary for EU funds, representatives from Business, academics and other Maltese and European stakeholder.


  • Seminar - 1000 Brussels, Belgium

    The EESC is organizing, in cooperation with the Commission, a workshop on "New technologies and digitalisation: opportunities and challenges for social economy and social enterprise". The workshop is scheduled for 12 May at the EESC and will be organized around 4 panels. This joint event will contribute to the work of the permanent study group on "Social Economy Enterprises", but also to strengthen synergies between the EESC and the Commission in promoting the social economy agenda.

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    Brussels, Belgium

    Under the auspices of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) organises meetings with ACP and EU economic and social interest groups. This role has been confirmed by the Cotonou Agreement, which mandates the EESC to organise consultation sessions and meetings of ACP and EU economic and social interest groups (Protocol 1).

    Within this framework, the EESC organises general meetings in Brussels every three years, with delegates from the 78 ACP countries, together with representatives of the EU institutions, national economic and social councils, the secretariat of the ACP Group of States, EU and ACP states' diplomatic missions, NGOs and other interested parties. These general meetings are in addition to the regional seminars, which take place in the ACP regions once a year.

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