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  • The final conference of the MEL-project "Towards a more balanced territorial development in the EU"
    Conference - Rue Van Maerlant 2 (room VMA 3), 1040 Brussels, Belgium

    This conference is the final step of an EESC project launched within the follow-up to the opinion "Towards a more balanced territorial development in the EU" (NAT/615).

  • New York, United States

    The UN post-2015 agenda for sustainable development, which heads of state will adopt on an UN summit in September 2015, cannot be implemented and achieved by governments alone. Sustainable Development Goals will need the full engagement of diverse civil society actors to put them into practice. According to the UN General Secretary's Synthesis Report "the new agenda must become part of the contract between people, including civil society and responsible business, and their governments (…)."

    Therefore, at the UN High-Level-Political-Forum session this year the role of civil society actors and stakeholders will be an important issue. This side event aims at contributing to this debate by looking into the broader experiences with civil society involvement in sustainable development policies and defining enabling conditions for a strong and active role of stakeholders.



  • Public Hearing - Representation of the European Commission in Spain. Paseo de la Castellana, 46 (28046 Madrid), Spain

    This conference will focus on the importance of livestock farming in relation to food security, structured around two key areas of EESC President Henri Malosse's programme (food security and local investment). It would benefit from the participation of the Spanish Minister of Agriculture and representatives of the main EU livestock farming bodies, and would present an alternative vision of livestock farming, addressing issues such as the inclusion of women, decent work and the importance of animal nutrition. The aim is to draw conclusions that will feed into a document forming the EESC's contribution to the work of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) in October 2015.

  • Public Hearing - Scandic Marina Congress Center, Helsinki, Finland

    The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) adopted on 17 September 2015 an own-initiative opinion on Rural Development Programmes. The EESC Opinion reviews the strategic direction of the rural development programmes and evaluates their contribution to revitalizing rural areas. In the preparatory phase of the opinion, the Committee organised three public hearings with experts and civil society representatives. At the 3rd hearing, held in Helsinki on 9 June 2015, we heard how these aims are put into practice in Finland through entrepreneurship, farm diversification and initiatives that encourage women's involvement, in particular.

  • Brussels, Belgium

    World leaders should adopt a new global climate agreement at the UNFCCC COP 21 in Paris in December 2015. The civil society expects that necessary ambitious, fair and binding decisions will be adopted in the form of a "universal deal". EESC efforts are directed at integrating key civil society messages into the EU domestic climate and energy policy, as well as into the EU negotiating position in the global negotiations.

  • Public Hearing - EESC, Room JDE62, Rue Belliard 99-101, 1040 Brussels, Belgium


    For technical reasons the registration is already closed but you could still register by sending an e-mail to:


    The EESC is drafting an information report on the implementation of the CAP reform: implementing arrangements, redistributive effects and other decisions taken by the Member States when implementing the reform of direct payments. This hearing at aims to involve Member States’ representations, farmers’ organisations and civil society to answer whether this latest reform has met the expectations of Europe's farmers and the many other stakeholders, precisely as regards the decisions taken by the Member States on implementing provisions.

  • Conference - Brussels, Belgium

    The pollution potential of agricultural wastes is high on a long-term basis. Their disposal may affect natural resources such as surface and ground waters, soil and crops, as well as human health. Organic materials such as agricultural and forestall residues have been utilized for years in many countries for fertilizing and maintaining or improving the productivity and fertility of their agricultural soils. The gradual replacement in the past of organic wastes by chemical fertilizers and the failure to implement effective soil conservation practices had resulted in many countries in extensive degradation of the agricultural soils and in decline of productivity. The WasteReuse Forum will provide briefing on latest research results and practical experiences regarding the sustainability of agricultural and organic waste types to be reused in farming.

  • Conference - Brussels, Belgium

    Green Infrastructure enables nature to deliver a variety of benefits to ecosystems and people, including for jobs, growth, health and quality of life. Many success cases show the value of investing in Green Infrastructure. This conference is co-organised by the European Commission (DG ENV), the EESC and the CoR in cooperation with European Parliaments intergroups.

    Commissioner Karmenu Vella will present progress in the European Commission's Green Infrastructure strategy. Members of both Committees, policy makers, businesses, civil society and authorities will contribute with their views. It will also present best practices on how local and regional authorities as well as participative planning processes can boost the social, economic and environmental benefits from Green Infrastructure to European citizens.


  • 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.





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