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Consumers are becoming increasingly digital, whether by choice or by default. As society and the economy advance towards the age of post-mass consumption and the Internet of Things, what can consumers expect? A new generation is asking: how does big data affect the choices I make? How much is my personal data worth, and who is using it?
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.
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.
The hearing is part of the EESC follow-up work related to its opinion on Improving the effectiveness of EU policies for SMEs, adopted in July 2017.
The main objective of the hearing is to debate the effectiveness and efficiency of EU policies for SMEs and gather valuable input and feedback from Swedish stakeholders on the matter with a view to finding ways in which they can be improved. Particular emphasis will be put on the recommendations that have been outlined in the EESC opinion with the aim of implementing them at national level.
Il Comitato economico e sociale europeo (CESE) sta organizzando un'audizione nel quadro dei lavori di follow-up relativi al parere Migliorare l'efficacia delle politiche dell'UE a favore delle PMI, adottato nel luglio 2017.
L'obiettivo principale dell'audizione sarà discutere l'efficienza e l'efficacia delle politiche dell'UE a favore delle PMI e raccogliere dalle parti interessate svedesi reazioni e contributi utili su questo tema, per trovare delle soluzioni che consentano di migliorare tali politiche. Particolare attenzione sarà rivolta alle raccomandazioni formulate nel parere del CESE, affinché esse vengano attuate a livello nazionale.
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.
In line with the EESC opinion " Strengthening Europe's Cyber Resilience System " (TEN / 608) adopted in December 2016 and taking into account the growing importance of cybersecurity, the EESC is organizing a half-day conference on 09 January 2018, in Brussels.
The conference is the opportunity to evaluate the EU model of resilience, in the context of attacks targeting citizens, social systems and economic sectors in the Member States.
This 10th JCC will be held in Brussels and will tackle issues such as:
- The current state of play in EU-Montenegro relations and the accession process
- The digitalization as a tool for social and economic development
- Public administration reform
- Overview of the civil society in Montenegro
- State of the media sector in Montenegro