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Events & Activities - page 4

3 May 2017

A better life in rural areas

From Cork 2.0 Declaration to concrete actions Public Hearing - Belgium, Brussels

On 9 November 2016 the EESC and CoR organised a conference on balanced territorial development entitled "Cork+20: leaving rural areas behind is no longer an option". At stake was the European Commission's new rural development strategy, which would normally have to be inspired by the new Cork 2.0 Declaration that has been co-signed by stakeholders at the Cork conference on 5-6 September 2016.

Now is the time to put the Cork 2.0 Declaration into action.

The EESC opinion will be the organized civil society's contribution to the follow-up of the Conference. At the public hearing on 3 May we will discuss concrete actions for implementing the measures of the declaration. The trend towards a systematic prioritarization of urban areas across the whole set of EU sectoral policies must be reversed!

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  • Public Hearing - Brussels
    It was held at the Committee building in Brussels and was attended by representatives of various stakeholders

  • Public Hearing - Brussels, EESC, Belgium
    On 9 November 2011, the Section organised a public hearing on ''A Single Market for Intellectual Property Rights''. Representatives of various stakeholders attended
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    Extraordinary 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.
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    From left to right: Wellington Moreira Franco (Executive Secretary of Brazilian CDES), Staffan Nilsson (EESC's President) and Katarzyna Skórzyńska (Polish Ambassador to Portugal)
    Porto, 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).

  • Public Hearing - Copenhagen, Denmark
    After Lisbon, the second study visit planned as follow-up to the opinion SOC/405 on the "European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion" brought Maureen O'Neill (rapporteur and member of Group III), Brenda King (Group I) and Daiva Kvedaraite (Group II) to Copenhagen.

  • 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.
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    475th 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.

  • Come'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.

  • Pick a poem
    Pick 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

  • Agricultural biotechnology: genetically modified food and feed in the EU
    Public Hearing - JDE62, CESE, Bruxelles, Belgium

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