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15/03/2018 16/03/2018
Unida en la diversidad: un futuro más joven para la cultura europea

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
Towards a more inclusive labour market for migrants: Seizing the potential by addressing the challenges

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 to participate is now open.

07/02/2018 08/02/2018

Joint EESC – Cedefop event. The aim of this event is to bring together countries and relevant stakeholders to help each other in the definition and implementation of measures to improve literacy, numeracy and digital competences of adults with low level of skills, in line with the 2016 Council recommendation ‘Upskilling pathways: new opportunities for adults’. Participation to this forum is on invitation.

13/12/2017 14/12/2017

The Euro-Mediterranean Summit of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions bring together some 120 participants from a range of economic and social councils, or similar institutions, representatives of employers, trade unions, other economic and social interests groups and NGOs from countries which are members of the Union for the Mediterranean.

This year, the Summit will focus on :

• Economic, Social and Cultural rights in the Mediterranean region

• Social Economy and entrepreneurship in the Euro Mediterranean region

13/12/2017

The EESC Permanent Study Group on Disability Rights is organising a public hearing on "Reviewing the 2014-2020 ESIF Regulations in favour of persons with disabilities and their representative organisations".

The aim of the event is to look into the use of European Investment and Structural Funds to promote inclusion of persons with disability.

13/12/2017

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is currently working on an own-initiative opinion entitled Lessons learned for avoiding the severity of austerity policies in the EU, with the aim to consolidate the lessons learned from the experience with austerity measures during a period of crisis management with a view to identifying possible preventive measures and alternative public policies.

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.

04/12/2017

The purpose of this public hearing is to gather recommendations for the opinion that the EESC is currently working on. This opinion would be principally addressed to the political decision-makers at different levels in order to practically align the policies to the needs of non-state climate actors.

01/12/2017

47 million people in Europe work in regulated professions i.e. 22% of the working population. Liberal professions undeniably play a key role in our economies and societies. With this in mind, the EESC Group III "Various interests" decided to organise a meeting to discuss the challenges faced by these professions and to lay the foundations for ensuring that they achieve their potential in the European Union in the coming years.

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