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  • The importance of agricultural trade for the future development of farming and the agricultural economy in the EU in the context of global food security
    Meeting - EESC, Room JDE62, Rue Belliard 99-101, Brussels, Belgium

    On Tuesday 5 May, the NAT Section of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will organise a hearing with experts and civil society representatives on the importance of agricultural trade for the future development of farming and the agricultural economy in the EU in the context of global food security.

    In a world where over 800 million people across many countries still suffer from hunger and malnutrition, one of the principal aims of agricultural and trade policy must be to improve nutrition and food security. The EESC wishes to explore not just what agricultural trade achieves but also what is required of it.


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    More Europe Locally – How to Increase Local Influence in the EU
    Baranja, Beli Manastir, Croatia

     Following the first European Rural Parliament, the Croatian Rural Development Network (HMRR), with the support of the EESC, will organise in Baranja the 1st Croatian Rural Parliament

    The event will gather representative of rural communities from all over the country  to discuss possibilities and prospects for development in Croatian rural areas  and to see how they can make an impact on the policies shaping their lives.





  • Brussels, Belgium

    Sustainable Development Observatory wishes to raise political awareness of the Post-2015 agenda and provide a forum for a discussion between political decision-makers and civil society.  Gustavo Martin Prada, Director, European Commission will present the roadmap to the summit. Maryam Niamir-Fuller, Special Advisor on Post-2015 of the UNEP's Executive Director and Kitty van der Heyden, World Resources Insitute, will discuss key elements of Post-2015 framework. Representatives from civil society organisations will put forward their views on the Commission Communication and discuss with the representatives from the Commission, the Council of the EU and the audience.

  • Brussels, Belgium

    The EESC organised on 13 April a public hearing with experts and civil society representatives on the EU's rural development programmes (RDPs).

    The conference reviewed the strategic direction of the funds and evaluated their contribution to rejuvenating rural areas, in particular the most disadvantaged. The aim was to highlight good practice and draw attention to potential weaknesses of the programmes.

  • Brussels, Belgium

    The EESC has been very active in the field of climate change, supporting the European Commission's energy and climate package both domestically and internationally, following the global climate negotiations; and developing global partnerships through side events and bilateral meetings. Extending these partnerships, in particular with French civil society networks, will be a priority for the EESC work on climate in 2015 in the run up to the new climate agreement in Paris.


    The EESC is will host a meeting of the French networks of actors for sustainable development federated by the Comité 21 and the European networks preparing for COP21 in December 2015. The event will serve to increase visibility of EESC work on climate, help to develop and strengthen strategic partnerships and it will provide a platform for dialogue on climate and energy, between the EU and civil society. It will also feed into the EESC own initiative opinion on the 2015 global climate negotiations.

  • Jelgava, Latvia

    The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is currently preparing an exploratory opinion on "Implications of the EU climate and energy policy on the development of the agricultural and forestry sectors".

    The EESC will hold a public hearing on these issues on 10 March 2015 from 9.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. at the Latvia University of Agriculture in Jelgava.

    The objectives of the hearing are to gather relevant proposals to address the challenges faced by the agricultural and forestry sectors in the context of climate change, to highlight potential opportunities for the sectors and address the effects on civil society, as well as to propose recommendations concerning the place and role of the agricultural and forestry sectors in the EU's 2030 energy and climate policy framework.  

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    Renewing civil society’s agenda towards sustainable food and agriculture and a living countryside
    Conference - Brussels, Belgium

     The conference hosted by the EESC was co-organised by the Agricultural and Rural Convention 2020 (ARC2020), Friends of the Earth Europe and IFOAM EU. This 1.5-days event brought together representatives from civil society, grassroots groups, researchers, national/regional authorities, policymakers and more to: 
    1. Assess the implementation of the reformed CAP 2014-2020, prospects of agricultural sustainability and of rural renaissance.
    2. Identify milestones to support transition of food and agriculture systems based on agroecological approaches.

  • Public Hearing - Brussels, Belgium

    Businesses face  problems in rural and remote areas promoting Continual Professional Development due to lack of engagement with educational institutions. One of the objectives of the hearing is to present relevant civil society proposals to help rural and remote areas address challenges in vocational education and training, while contributing to recommendations on how they can be tackled.

  • Brussels, Belgium

    If you want to know why this report generated a huge amount of media attention, including in Bloomberg, New York Times, Financial Times, National Geographic, NYT Op-Ed – come and join the briefing in the EESC organised together with the World Resources Institute on this flagship report. Executive Vice-President and Managing Director of WRI, Manish Bapna ( and Global Director of WRIs Climate Programme Jennifer Morgan ( will provide a briefing on the New Climate Economy, and how this may impact the Road to Paris. Director General of DG Climate Action, Jos Delbeke, will react to the report and join in the debate with the audience.

  • Brussels, Belgium

    The 20th UN Climate Conference closed in Lima on 13 December with the adoption of The Lima call for climate action.

    On 14 January 2014, the EESC Sustainable Development Observatory will hold a public debriefing on the outcomes from the Lima Climate Conference.

    The meeting will take stock of the achievements, stimulate a debate on the challenges ahead, and map out civil society activities and possible synergies on the road to COP 21 in Paris.

    Interventions from Members of the EESC and the CoR delegations to COP 20; representatives of the European Commission and civil society organisations will be followed by an open debate.

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