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The hearing will aim to identify how trade and investment policies can contribute to the achievement of SDGs.

The main questions which will be discussed during the debate will include:

  • Can trade and sustainable development be mutually reinforcing?
  • How can trade policy be used as a tool for implementing  the SDGs? Are there any concrete examples from the EU trade and investment policy that can be used as best practices?
  • Are there SDGs, which are particularly  dependent on the existence on an open, rule-based, equitable multilateral trade system? 
  • What should be the role of private sector in achieving SDGs through trade and investment policies?
  • Can civil society be instrumental in achieving SDGs through trade policy?
  • How can ''Aid for trade'' be an efficient tool for achieving SDGs?
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  • Public Hearing - Brussels, Belgium

    The hearing will aim to identify how trade and investment policies can contribute to the achievement of SDGs.

    The main questions which will be discussed during the debate will include:

    • Can trade and sustainable development be mutually reinforcing?
    • How can trade policy be used as a tool for implementing  the SDGs? Are there any concrete examples from the EU trade and investment policy that can be used as best practices?
    • Are there SDGs, which are particularly  dependent on the existence on an open, rule-based, equitable multilateral trade system? 
    • What should be the role of private sector in achieving SDGs through trade and investment policies?
    • Can civil society be instrumental in achieving SDGs through trade policy?
    • How can ''Aid for trade'' be an efficient tool for achieving SDGs?

  • Public Hearing - European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), Van Maerlant Building, Room VMA 3, Rue Van Maerlant 2, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

    Civil society organisations (CSOs) play an important role in fostering participatory democracy and active citizenship in Europe and beyond; EU funding is paramount to support this work. The goal of this EESC hearing is to present working solutions and come up with recommendations for revised financial regulations and the future Multiannual Financial Framework after 2020 that would enable better civil dialogue and easier and transparent access to resources.


  • Conference - European Economic and Social Committee, Rue van Maerlant 2, room VMA3 - Brussels, Belgium

    The event seeks to foster the debate of cross-cutting topics that have emerged from the EESC's recent work on the "Clean Energy for All Europeans" package, namely governance, empowering consumers, financing the energy transition, greening the economy, and the future (progress) of the Energy Union


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

    The event will focus on the role of civil society in preventing radicalisation of young people. The debates will serve to clarify how EU policy-makers can help civil society practitioners to successfully prevent radicalisation. The first panel will cover different elements of anti-radicalisation policy, focusing on what is needed to increase success rates. The second panel will focus on the role of education in preventing radicalisation. Participants will share their view on what can be done to render more effective existing civil society initiatives aiming to prevent radicalisation.


  • Rewarding excellence in civil society initiatives:
The EESC civil society prize 2017
    Brussels, Belgium

    The 2017 prize will reward innovative initiatives carried out by civil society organisations and/or individuals and which aim at the labour market integration of newcomers and all the people who are distant from the labour market and require specific support.


  • Public Hearing - European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), Van Maerlant Building, Room VMA 3, Rue Van Maerlant 2, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

    Taking account of the outcome of debates with organised civil society in all Member States, the EESC adopted an opinion on the European Pillar of Social Rights in January 2017. It is now working on an opinion on the draft interinstitutional proclamation endorsing the European Pillar of Social Rights and the link between the pillar and the reflection paper on the social dimension of Europe by 2025. A hearing on this issue will take place on 11 September 2017.


  • Tallinn, Estonia

    The conference "Smart solutions for sustainable and inclusive society" will focus on promoting e-services, e-government, urban development and e-solutions and their role in boosting innovation and sustainable and inclusive EU, which is a crucial component of the upcoming Estonian Presidency's work programme/priorities.


  • Public Hearing - Tallinn, Estonia

    Public hearing "Taxation of the sharing economy - analyse of possible tax policies faced with the growth of the sharing economy" in the framework of exploratory opinion requested by the Estonian Presidency.


  • Public Hearing - European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), Van Maerlant Building, Room VMA 3, Rue Van Maerlant 2, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

    The hearing will explore EU funded projects and identify best practices and challenges. The main focus will be on the impact of funding on field work and on the design of projects and their implementation. Additionally, the sustainability of projects and absorption capacity will be discussed.

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