European Year 2015An initiative to nominate 2015 as the European Year for Development and Cooperation The initiative to nominate 2015 as a European Year for Development Cooperation is an excellent example of cooperation between the EESC, other European institutions and European civil society. The official decision on the initiative can be expected soon.
Now we have to return to national, local and individual level to get suggestions for concrete aims and content. This European Year, set in the context of the Millennium Development Goals and the new, post-2015 goals, will be a success if it can obtain broad support from people inside and outside the EU.
Your ideas, participation and help are very welcome!
It's about Europe, It's about You!European Year of Citizens 2013 2013, European Year of Citizens - with active and participatory citizenship as a key theme for all related EESC activities.
Plenary session - 22-23 May 2013Plenary Session -
European Parliament - József Antall building - Room JAN 4Q2, Belgium The EESC is hosting its 490th Plenary Session on 22-23 May 2013 with 2 major thematic debates: "One Single Tariff" and "Getting young people into work. Best practice"
- 6th Joint seminar between the EESC and the Civic Chamber of the Russian FederationBrussels, Belgium The 6th joint seminar is a part of existing format of cooperation between the EESC and the Civic Chamber of Russian Federation under which one joint seminar is organized each year.
Following the last Joint Declaration of the 5th joint seminar, the two main topics which will be addressed during the 6th seminar are human rights and trade. The conclusions of the seminar will be sent to relevant institutions prior to the next EU-Russia Summit scheduled for mid-2013.
European minimum income and poverty indicatorsPublic Hearing -
Brussels, Belgium Minimum income schemes are important tools to combat poverty and social exclusion, since they ensure personal security, play a significant role in redistributing wealth and guarantee more solidarity and social justice. This hearing will reflect on a better measurement of poverty and on the problems of adopting a European minimum income scheme. It will bring together experts and people involved in advocacy work to contribute to the EESC opinion.
LONG-TERM FINANCING OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMY – Towards a joint civil society perspectivePublic Hearing -
EESC, Brussels, Belgium Public hearing in the framework of the opinion ECO/347, held on Thursday, 30 May 2013 at the EESC´s premises in Brussels. The hearing will gather representatives of the financial sector as well as organisations representing the stakeholders in financial markets. The aim is to explore the various demands and needs and make a first attempt at identifying common trends that the EESC can put forward in its opinion on behalf of organised civil society .