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.
"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.