Events of the INT Section - page 1

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    Conference - 1000 Brussels, Belgium

    The EU seeks to become a genuine Innovation Union by 2020, striving for excellent science, competitive industry, and a better society without compromising on sustainability, ethical acceptability or societal desirability.

    Responsible Research and Innovation, RRI, is a governance approach that supports the Innovation Union.

    The RRI agenda pervades all European research funded in Horizon 2020. Such engagement calls for the involvement of a cross section of stakeholders in research such as researchers and research organisations, policy makers at European, national and international levels, business and industry, and civil society.

    The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the projects GREAT, ResAgora, Responsibility and Progress (Go4 projects) are organising a conference “RRI Shaping new Horizons: Responsible Research and Innovation in Europe and across the World”, which will be held at the EESC premises, in Brussels, on 14 – 15 January 2016.

    The conference aims to highlight work undertaken by the EESC and the GO4 projects’ Consortiums and stimulate debate between representatives of the main stakeholder groups involved in research and innovation. The interplay between RRI and Commissioner Carlos Moedas’ key priorities of “Open Innovation, Open Science and Openness to the World”, will be addressed. RRI also has contributions to make to the current European Commission’s 10 high-level priorities (from a new boost for jobs, to democratic governance).

    The Go4 projects are ready to present their findings, conceptual developments, concrete messages and policy recommendations to contribute to the development of evidence-based research policy in Europe and its member states. By highlighting current practice and factors that influence the success of RRI, the conference will provide insights into good practice that can be the basis of future policy.


  • Brussels, Belgium

    The ex-post evaluation of the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Development (2007-2013) (FP7) is due to be completed by end-2015. Evaluations gather evidence to assess how well a specific intervention has performed and draw conclusions on whether the EU intervention continues to be justified or should be modified.

    With a view to ensuring the transparency of the evaluation process and to allow for a wide range of views to be considered, the Commission launched an online public consultation, which ran from February to May 2015.

    Further to the analysis of the responses to the public consultation, the European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee are organizing an event to present the results of the FP7 public consultation and to provide a forum for a further exchange of views. This will be held at the EESC premises, in Brussels, on 27 October 2015

  • Debate - EESC - Room JDE 62, Belgium

    On 9 July 2014, the European Economic and Social Committee endorsed an opinion on structural reform of banks and called for further action at EU level. In that context, on 8 September 2015, the EESC Section for the Single Market, Production and Consumption had a large debate on following topic: A social pact for sustainable finance: stability, growth, new jobs. The objective of this event was to reflect on a social pact for sustainable finance and to identify how sustainable finance can contribute to stability, growth and new jobs.




  • A Renewed Commitment
    Conference - Brussels, Belgium

    In the framework of the Social Enterprise project, the EESC organises a closing event to present its results.

  • Conference - EESC, Rue Belliard 99, 1040 - Brussels, Belgium

    The "Space and Society: bridging the missing links" project aims at generating political support for space programmes on both EU and national levels; bringing the attention of a larger audience to the announced benefits from the European space policy as well as defining new and concrete actions to be implemented in this context. Six events have been organised in various EU States.

    The closing conference takes place at the EESC to report on local events and to present the recommendations and future actions to the Commission.

  • Is it efficient and effective?
    Public Hearing - EESC, Room VMA 3 - Brussels, Belgium

    In the context of the State aid modernization process, the European Commission has introduced a requirement for evaluation of a selected number of State aid Scheme. The aim of these evaluations is to identify the actual impact that State aid has on the market and allow for improvement of the follow up schemes. The hearing explored both theoretical and practical aspects of the evaluation process. Guest speakers included European high civil servants, practitioners and researchers.

  • Delivering safe information on medicinal products in Europe
    Public Hearing - Brussels, Belgium

    On 10 June 2015 the EESC organised a public hearing Towards digital health - Delivering safe information on medicinal products in Europe with European Institutions, academics, health experts and civil society representatives. The topic is of fundamental interest and great importance for European citizens and patients, as it contains key aspects of values, ethics and rights and has significant implications for the living and working conditions of Europeans.


  • Rome, Italy

    The European Economic and Social Committee, with support of the Italian Space Agency, organises a conference entitled "European space policy: are we on the right track?". The objective is to discuss Space programmes at both European and national levels. The conference takes place on 5 June from 9.30 to 13.30 in the premises of the Italian Space Agency. The conference will bring together representatives of European and Italian authorities, representatives from industry and SMEs.

  • Public Hearing - 1000 Brussels, Belgium

    The aim of this hearing was to rekindle debate with stakeholders (civil society, experts and academics) and frame new recommendations for the EU institutions with law-making powers. This hearing also provided an opportunity to hear the views of the EU institutions after their renewal especially in view of the new inter-institutional agreement and its implications and possible amendments on delegated acts.

  • Conference - Riga, Latvia

    Taking into account the fact that Latvian energy market has been liberalised this year, and that energy is an important issue for consumers, the conference revolved around consumer's perspective on energy. Debates  focused on the traditional energy market, but also on renewable energy.

    The event was an occasion to present EESC's recent work on consumption and energy and to exchange views with local stakeholders (including consumer representatives from Lithuania and Estonia, as we made a Baltic event out of this conference).

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