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    EESC, Brussels, Belgium

    Twenty-five years ago, citizens' uprisings across Eastern Europe overthrew totalitarian regimes and led to the fall of the Iron Curtain. Since then, the death strip that once divided Europe has been turned into the European Green Belt, a unique ecological network that both commemorates Europe's turbulent 20th century history and bears witness to civil society's power in the struggle for freedom and democracy.

    This exhibition is being co-organised by the EESC and the European Green Belt Initiative. It will be opened on the JDE ground floor by the EESC president, Henry Malosse. Other speakers include Gabriel Schwaderer (European Green Belt Initiative), Adalbert Kienle (EESC member) and François Wakenhut (European Commission, tbc).

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    Conference - Lima, Peru

    The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will be joining, as observer, the EU delegation to the 20th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP20 UNFCCC).

    In the framework of the  Conference in Lima the EESC will organise two side-events.

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    Corte, Corsica, France

     Event organised in the framework of the project  More Europe Locally - How to Increase Local Influence in the EU

     

     


  • Brussels, Belgium

    The European Commission is considering a Communication setting out its vision and proposals for the new Global Partnership for achieving the post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals. Means of implementation, issues around monitoring, accountability, and review and data and indicators will be important elements of a Global Partnership.

    In this regard the EESC will organise a workshop where experts and representatives from civil society organisations and local authorities  will discuss in an open, interactive setting the main elements of an EU approach to the Global Partnership.


  • Brussels, Belgium

    Civil society debate on the global negotiations and the EU position in preparation for the UNFCCC COP 20 in Lima

    Climate change is one of the biggest threats to human development. It will affect all economies but will hit people living in poverty the hardest. World leaders are preparing to adopt a new global climate agreement at the UNFCCC COP 21 in Paris in 2015, and elements of an initial text will be tabled at the COP 20 meeting in Lima in December 2014. Civil society will have a crucial role to play in the negotiation process ahead, by contributing to the dialogue on the implications of climate mitigation and adaptation policies for different sectors and demanding concrete policy commitments.


  • Public Hearing - Brussels, Belgium

    The EESC is currently preparing an own-initiative opinion on land grabbing in the EU and its implications on family farming. One of the objectives is to present relevant civil society proposals to address the consequences of large-scale land investments in the EU. In this context, the EESC will hold a public hearing entitled "Land grabbing – Large-scale land acquisitions in Europe" on Tuesday 4 November.

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    Brussels, Belgium

    This conference aims to contribute to the global debate on SDGs with regards to issues of indicators and targets as well as challenges of SDGs implementation at the national level. The event is a result of our attempts to involve different stakeholders in the process of collaborating on the means of implementation for SDGs especially focusing on the linkage with businesses and innovative financing as well as keeping our focus on governance of and for sustainable development goals.

     


  • " A zero waste programme for Europe"
    Brussels, Belgium

    On 2 July the European Commission launched a package of policy strategies and legislative proposals Towards a circular economy – a zero waste programme for Europe The European Economic and Social Committee, is currently preparing an opinion on the Commission circular economy policy package in order to contribute to this debate.

    In this regard on 22 September 2014 the EESC will organise in Brussels a public hearing on circular economy.


  • Presentation of the draft EESC study
    Conference - Brussels, Belgium

    The Sustainable Development Observatory (SDO) of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) decided to conduct a study on the implementation of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) in six Member States. The aim was to assess the existence of conditions for the production of decentralized renewable energy by civil society and local communities.

    In this regard on 17 September the EESC will organise in Brussels a conference to present the report's political messages to EU institutions and stakeholders.


  • Public Hearing - Brussels, Belgium

    The organic sector in the EU has been rapidly growing in the past years, and the current legal framework for organic production (Regulation 834/2007) is presently being reviewed so as to improve it and adapt it to the future evolution of the sector. In this regard  the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will organise in Brussels a public hearing, which will provide input to the preparation of a related EESC opinion on organic production and labelling.

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