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26 Jun 2017 - 27 Jun 2017

Civil Society Days 2017

The Europe we strive for Belgium, Brussels

"The Europe we strive for" will be organised civil society's call for a new political impulse to relaunch the EU on the basis of our values and roots.

It will focus on four themes:

- Populism, and how to develop a counter-narrative through education and culture;

- Technological revolution: transforming work, minds and society;

- Empowerment of civil society organisations, rights and the shrinking space for civil society;

- Urban and rural dimensions, moving towards more social and territorial cohesion.

 

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  • Extraordinary Group III Bureau Meeting
    Dundalk, Ireland

    On 23 June 2017, the Bureau of the Various Interests' Group of the EESC will hold an extraordinary meeting at Ballymascanlon Hotel in Dundalk, Ireland.
    The Bureau will discuss the direct repercussions of "Brexit" on Ireland, its border, trade and communities.
     


  • Public Hearing - EESC, Brussels, Belgium

    In the framework of the preparation of its own-initiative opinion, the Section for Economic and Monetary Union and Economic and Social Cohesion (ECO) organising a public hearing Wealth inequality in Europe: the profit-labour split, on Friday, 23 June 2017, at the EESC premises, starting from 10 a.m. The objective of the hearing is to gain contributions and insights on this topic from various stakeholders and expert, with a view to channelling these findings into the EESC opinion.

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    The Europe we strive for
    Brussels, Belgium

    "The Europe we strive for" will be organised civil society's call for a new political impulse to relaunch the EU on the basis of our values and roots.

    It will focus on four themes:

    - Populism, and how to develop a counter-narrative through education and culture;

    - Technological revolution: transforming work, minds and society;

    - Empowerment of civil society organisations, rights and the shrinking space for civil society;

    - Urban and rural dimensions, moving towards more social and territorial cohesion.

     


  • Shaping the future of Europe
    Conference - 1040 Brussels, Belgium

    The objective is twofold: on the one hand, to review the progress made in building an ecosystem for social enterprises and, on the other hand, to see what the next steps are for this enterprise model to be recognized and more widely disseminated. The European Day of Social Economy Enterprises is also an excellent opportunity to give the floor to the actors in the field by bringing together the EESC's institutional partners and a number of sector representatives as well as several stakeholders in order to have a comprehensive view of the situation, create synergies and discuss how to proceed from the creation of an ecosystem to a systemic change at European level.

     


  • Panel discussion on the opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on the Economy for the Common Good
    Debate - Wien, Austria

    The European Economic and Social Committee organises a panel discussion on "Sustainable Economy and Social Cohesion". The EESC as the consultative Committee for the European Union, in which European Social Partners as well as other organisations of civil society are represented , has adopted an opinion on the "Economy for the Common Good", that will be presented at the event by EESC rapporteur Carlos Trias Pintó. This is followed by a debate on political implementation and scientific concepts of alternative economic models.


  • Public Hearing - Room JDE 62, Brussels, Belgium

    Following on from its work on the the circular economy, the functional economy and the collaborative economy and the successful joint conference on the New Economy Models and Social Innovation, on 30 June the EESC is organising a public hearing to gather practical examples of how the EU can create policies to foster a more sustainable economic, social and environmental system through these new models.