The Euromed Summit brings together over 150 participants, to promote greater understanding of the main issues affecting organised civil society in the Euromed region. The 2014 Euromed Summit will have a particular emphasis on the following:
the challenges related to social exclusion and poverty in the north and south of the Mediterranean,
The importance of the social economy and entrepreneurship,
the socio-economic situation of young people in the Euromed region
Architecture & SustainabilityBrussels, Belgium A Symposium on Architecture and Sustainability co-organised with the Architects' Council of Europe and launch of the Declaration and Policy on Architecture and Sustainability.
Civil Society Organisations for energy efficiency and sustainable transportEUROPEAN COMMISSION DG RTD Project Brussels, Belgium A workshop with an interactive panel discussion organised by the DG Research-funded project Civil Society Platform for Sustainable Consumption and Production (DelibProcessSCP), with Irini Ivoni Pari, Vice-president of the EESC for Communication, in attendance.
Save it!EESC energy efficiency days Brussels, Belgium
Bulgaria in the European Single Market - Civil Society FindingsPublic Hearing -
Sofia, Bulgaria The Single Market Observatory (SMO) has organised a public hearing in Sofia in cooperation with the Economic and Social Council of Bulgaria in order to collect stakeholders' viewpoints in this Member State and engage in a dialogue on their priorities, their perception of the Single Market as a major economic and social area and of the instruments which they think would allow for a better understanding of the challenges and issues by Bulgarian citizens as users of EU legislation.
EESC Mission to TibetTibet, China "Our fact-finding mission in Tibet: first conclusions and main points for the Committee's incoming Report" On the 9th of September, a Delegation of the European Economic and Social Council left to China for a fact-finding mission to Tibet, at the invitation of the Chinese Economic and Social Council. As representatives of European civil society, as well as EU consultative body working for the economic and social development, the EESC Delegation had the mission to analyse the economic and social situation in Tibet. It also explored all possible fields of cooperation and dialogue which could be developed, especially in the areas of education, access to employment, healthcare, gender equality, with the Tibetan civil society.