Events of the INT Section - page 1

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  • Conference - 1000 Brussels, Belgium

    The objective is twofold: on the one hand, to review the progress made in building an ecosystem for social enterprises and, on the other hand, to see what the next steps are for this enterprise model to be recognized and more widely disseminated. The European Day of Social Economy Enterprises is also an excellent opportunity to give the floor to the actors in the field by bringing together the EESC's institutional partners and a number of sector representatives as well as several stakeholders in order to have a comprehensive view of the situation, create synergies and discuss how to proceed from the creation of an ecosystem to a systemic change at European level.

     


  • Brussels, Belgium

    The Commission has presented in May 2015 a new programme with the identified opportunities to reduce regulatory burdens and simplify existing laws through its REFIT programme. Impact assessments of any legislative proposals must be integrated and accorded due importance to the economic, social and environmental dimensions, including for SMEs. The Committee has called for the Parliament, the Council and the European Commission to agree on a common methodology on impact assessments and evaluations, which could also serve as a prompt.

    In its previous opinion on the REFIT programme (EESC-2014-04458, pt. 1.4), the EESC called on the Commission "to be more transparent and to give fully documented reasons why a particular measure or proposal is or is not to be submitted for impact assessment and/or an ex-post analysis".

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    Conference - EESC premises - room JDE 62, Brussels, Belgium

    The European Institute of Innovation and Technology, the European Economic and Social Committee and the EU project Responsible-Industry organize a conference “Responsible Research and Innovation in the Health Industry” to be held at the EESC premises, in Brussels, on 18 and 19 May 2017.

    The conference will discuss how Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) can help to boost innovation in biomedicine and health with a special focus on Information and Communication Technologies. It will ask how social values and needs can be “integrated from scratch” and which drivers and obstacles RRI encounters when implemented in companies.


  • Seminar - 1000 Brussels, Belgium

    The EESC is organizing, in cooperation with the Commission, a workshop on "New technologies and digitalisation: opportunities and challenges for social economy and social enterprise". The workshop is scheduled for 12 May at the EESC and will be organized around 4 panels. This joint event will contribute to the work of the permanent study group on "Social Economy Enterprises", but also to strengthen synergies between the EESC and the Commission in promoting the social economy agenda.


  • Conference - 1000 Brussels, Belgium

    On 28 April 2017, the European Commission Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD)  and the EESC are organizing a joint event to present and discuss the results of the stakeholders consultation on the Horizon 2020 programme. The event will also be an occasion to compare these results with those of the recent EESC Information report on the same topic (INT/807, rapporteur: Lobo Xavier).

    This event, taking place in the EESC premises in Brussels, is part of a series of events co-organized by the EESC and DG RTD on Research and Innovation, an area of great importance for Europe because of its contribution in promoting the creation of jobs, growth and investment.


  • Conference - St Julian's, Malta

    How could the Digital Single Market benefit european consumers? This year's theme was a wide-ranging subject covering issues affecting consumers today in a very tangible way. The Committee has recently issued several Opinions and studies covering the digital transformation and how it impacts modes of production and consumption, and its work feeded into the discussions on many relevant topics, such as data sharing, digital inclusion and access to internet for all, artifical intelligence, digital contract rights, unnecessary geo-blocking, digital currencies and fintech, the sharing economy and the Collaborative economy.

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    Conference - Brussels, Belgium

    The European Economic and Social Committee and the European Commission are co-organising this conference with a view to launching a European circular economy stakeholder platform and discuss the state of implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan. Day 1 will take place in the Commission's premises, day 2 at the EESC.


  • Conference - Room JDE 62, EESC, Brussels, Belgium

    Triggering radical change in the way we buy, exchange or even value goods and services, the collaborative economy, the functional economy and the circular economy have had a considerable impact on businesses, consumers and workers. In its 2016 opinions on all three economic models, the EESC has recognised both the potential of these new models for Europe's sustainability as well as the uncharted legal territory they bring with them. Taking our work to the next level, we have joined forces with the Global Hub for the Common Good, to enrich the European debate with input from communities directly involved in these new economies.


  • 1000 Brussels, Belgium

    On 6 February 2017, the European Economic and Social Committee will be organising a hearing as part of its preparatory work in order to issue its own-initiative opinion on The effectiveness of EU policies for SMEs.

    The main objective of the hearing will be to debate the effectiveness and efficiency of the EU policies for SMEs, to find the ways in which they can be improved and to outline the opportunities and challenges for the future.

    All the issues will be addressed by high-level speakers from different institutions, and social organisations and stakeholders from across the EU will have the opportunity to exchange their views.


  • Public Hearing - EESC - Room JDE 62, Brussels, Belgium

    AI technologies offer great potential for creating new and innovative solutions to improve peoples lives, grow the economy, and address challenges in health and wellbeing, climate change, safety and security.

    Like any disruptive technology, however, AI carries risks and presents complex societal challenges in several areas such as labour, safety, privacy, ethics, skills and so on.

    A broad approach towards AI, covering all its effects (good and bad) on society as a whole, is crucial. Especially in a time where developments are accellerating.

    At the public hearing Artificial Intelligence & Society, the EESC started the discussion with participants from all corners of society on the broader impact of AI.

    The input and information gathered at this hearing will be implemented in an EESC Opinion on Artificial Intelligence that will be presented during the Plenary Session on 31 May and 1 June 2017 and feed into EU policy on AI.

     

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