- Overcoming the crisis - Towards a policy programme for sustainable recoveryExtraordinary joint meeting of the ECO and SOC Sections and the Europe 2020 Steering Committee Meeting -
Brussels, Belgium The financial crisis in Europe has profound consequences both for economic and social stability in general and for the economic governance and social solidarity of the EU structure as a whole. This is why the Bureau of the European Economic and Social Committee decided to convene an extraordinary joint meeting of the ECO and SOC Sections and our Europe 2020 Steering Committee in order thoroughly to assess the situation, update and re-focus on what the EU must do to alleviate the crisis and restore growth, stability and cohesion.
5th meeting of the EU-Brazil Civil Society Round TablePorto, Portugal The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the Brazilian Council for Economic and Social Development (CDES) have held their 5th meeting of the European Union – Brazil Civil Society Round Table in Porto (Portugal), on 7-9 November 2011. Their work has aimed at contributing to the next United Nations conference on sustainable development (Rio de Janeiro, June 2012).
Protect children against sexual abuse - Online database available now!Press Breakfast Brussels, József Antall Building, European Parliament, at 8.30 am On 27 October the European Economic and Social Committee launched an online database of best practices for the protection of children against sexual abuse.
The examples of best practices have been collected from across Europe and showcase the work of NGOs and government agencies which have set up hotlines or launched awareness campaigns for children in schools, on the internet or on TV and which can serve as a vital tool for combating child abuse.
This initiative ties in with the new EESC opinion on "Preventive measures for the protection of children against sexual abuse" drafted by Madi Sharma (Member of the Employers' Group) and adopted at the EESC October plenary session.
Plenary session 26-27 october 2011475th Plenary Session - József Antall Building (European Parliament), Room JAN 2Q2 Plenary Session -
Brussels, Belgium 475th plenary session with the participation of the Vice-President of the Commission Siim Kallas and the Commissioner Dacian Cioloş. The plenary started with one minutes silence to commemorate former President Mario Sepi.
Poland SoundtrackedCome'N'Listen - Musical Journeys through Europe Cultural Event -
EESC, La Brasserie, VMA2, rue Van Maerlant 2, 1040 Brussels, Belgium Discover Poland through the best of its film music. Internationally renowned Polish films will be presented from their musical perspective.
Poems in the UndergroundPick a Poem - Polish Poems Cultural Event -
EESC, Foyer 6, JDE Building, 6th floor, Rue Belliard 99, 1040 Brussels, Belgium Poems translated into different languages will be displayed in the EESC buildings at different places and can be taken away by passers-by
GMOs in the EUAgricultural biotechnology: genetically modified food and feed in the EU Public Hearing -
JDE62, CESE, Bruxelles, Belgium