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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.
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will celebrate its Ninth meeting of European Union, Latin American and Caribbean Organised Civil Society in Panama City on 3 and 4 October 2017.
The EESC Permanent Study Group on Disability Rights is organising a public hearing on the follow-up to the UNCRPD Committee's concluding observations to the EU two years after their publication.
The aim of the event is to offer EU Institutions, DPOs and other civil society organisations the opportunity to discuss the future of the EU Disability strategy after 2020.
The first ever launch event for the European Day of Sustainable Communities will showcase the critical contribution that community-led initiatives on climate change and sustainability are making to support EU policy goals in these areas.
Turkey’s geographical position makes it a first reception and transit country for many refugees and migrants. As the result of an unprecedented influx of people seeking refuge, the country currently hosts around 3 million registered Syrian refugees and is making commendable efforts to provide them with humanitarian aid and support. The EU is committed to assist Turkey in dealing with this challenge. The EU-Turkey Statement, which was issued on 18 March 2016, reconfirmed both parties' commitment to the implementation of the EU-Turkey joint action plan activated on 29 November 2015.
The hearing will explore EU funded projects and identify best practices and challenges. The main focus will be on the impact of funding on field work and on the design of projects and their implementation. Additionally, the sustainability of projects and absorption capacity will be discussed.
Public hearing "Taxation of the sharing economy - analyse of possible tax policies faced with the growth of the sharing economy" in the framework of exploratory opinion requested by the Estonian Presidency.
The conference "Smart solutions for sustainable and inclusive society" will focus on promoting e-services, e-government, urban development and e-solutions and their role in boosting innovation and sustainable and inclusive EU, which is a crucial component of the current Estonian Presidency's work programme.