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15/03/2018 16/03/2018
United in diversity: a younger future for European culture

2018 will be the European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH), and the European Economic and Social Committee will invite pupils from all over Europe to Brussels in order to get their opinion on the best way to engage European youth in the protection and promotion of our common cultural heritage. The Committee is also interested in the pupils’ fresh views on the relationship between culture, democracy and peace.
The EESC, as the voice of civil society, is eager to ensure that the ideas of Europe’s younger generation are heard.

06/03/2018 07/03/2018

The European Migration Forum – the dialogue platform on migration, asylum and migrant integration - will meet for the fourth time in March 2018. 

Participation in the Forum meeting is by invitation only - the call for interested organisations will be open later this year.

08/11/2017 08/12/2017
image of estonian wilderness poster

This exhibition will showcase the best of Estonia's wilderness, including: landscapes, flowers, birds and big mammals. Estonia has a lot to offer nature lovers, with a landscape that is as diverse as the plants and animals that call it home. Its deserted beaches, deep forests, picturesque lakes and rivers, and mysterious swamps contain a hidden and vibrant world of birds, seals and bears.

29/11/2017
Hearing - 29 November 2017, 9.30 – 12.30 | Európa Pont, Lövőház u. 35, Budapest, Hungary

The European Economic and Social Committee is organising a hearing as part of its follow-up work related to its opinion on Improving the effectiveness of EU policies for SMEs, adopted in July 2017.
The hearing takes place on 29 November 2017 from 9:30 to 13:00 , in Budapest, Hungary. It is part of a set of follow-up hearings to be carried out in 6 EU Member States.

27/11/2017

On 27 November 2017, EESC President Georges Dassis and Commissioner Violeta Bulc will officially launch the EU Platform for Change aimed at increasing female employment and equal opportunities in the transport sector. The Platform, as designed by the European Economic and Social Committee and implemented by the European Commission, will enable stakeholders from all transport sectors to highlight their specific initiatives in favour of gender equality in transport and to exchange good practices.

27/11/2017

Objectives: To contribute to a broad public debate on the transition towards a new European ("post E2020") Strategy, addressing the global transformation of the economy and society through digitalisation and accelerated technological changes (the Fourth Industrial Revolution) in order to manage a transition towards a more sustainable European future.

16/11/2017 17/11/2017
Maintaining Momentum and Creating Lasting Change

The event follows up on the Social Innovation for Refugee Inclusion seminar that took place in September 2016. Following the arrival of large amounts of migrants from 2015 onwards, a large amount of non-traditional actors has initiated innovative ways to foster the inclusion of newcomers. Yet, this movement has struggled to bring on structural change. The event aims to reflect on how this field can mature in partnership with other stakeholders, with a particular focus on labour market inclusion.

16/11/2017

The European Commission and the EESC co-organize, on the sidelines of the Summit, an event on the role of the social economy in the future of work.

15/11/2017

The PSG on the inclusion of the Roma will in its hearing on 15 November deal with segregation in education of Roma. Roma are often placed in special schools for children with learning disabilities. The Commission has launched infringement procedures against the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary for school segregation As segregation has negative consequences on school attainment it severely affects the Roma though their entire life and maintain them in a situation of deprivation and poverty.

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