565th Plenary Session, with the following guests : Ursula VON DER LEYEN, President of the European Commission and Maroš ŠEFČOVIČ, Vice-president of the European Commission for Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight, Kadri SIMSON, Commissioner for Energy, Mairead McGUINNESS, Commissioner for Financial Services, Financial Stability and Capital Markets Union. Civil Society Prize Award Ceremony. You will be able to follow the debates by web streaming.
- Mathew Caruana Galizia: I try to make sure that my mother did not die for nothing
- Sophia Wiegand: COP26 disappointed the young, but did not take away hope
- Violations of Schengen area freedoms and rights need to be addressed
- Reversing the negative trends in the rule of law across the EU through civil society
- 5G – EESC urges Commission to further assess impact on human health and the environment
A two-day seminar in Poland, in the city of Lublin, co-hosted by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the Mayor of Lublin, heard how important it was for public authorities and organised civil society to work together to provide effective services meeting basic needs such as health and social care.
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is this year rewarding outstanding climate projects that demonstrate the commitment of civil society to a just and green transition
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Convention of 1951, which shaped the concept of asylum for Europe and was later extended on a global scale with the New York Protocol of 1967: both legal instruments are obligatory and generate responsibilities for the countries that have signed them, including the 27 EU states.
The EESC president
As set out in the Joint Declaration signed on 10 March 2021 by the European institutions, the Conference on the Future of Europe aims at connecting and engaging with citizens. The main aim of this key project - to which the EESC is fully committed – is to give a real say to citizens.
5 organisations are awarded the 2021 EESC Civil Society Prize
The EESC is pleased to announce the five winners of the 12th edition of the Civil Society Prize, which rewards initiatives aimed at promoting a just transition towards a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy: Associació Catalana Enginyeria Sense Fronteres (...
Opinions in the spotlight
The EESC strongly supports the goal of redirecting investments in such a way that they contribute to the EU's transition to a sustainable economy but calls for the social partners and civil society to be brought better on board in the design and implementation of sustainable finance. The EU green bond standard has the potential to yield significant economic benefits for both issuers and investors alike and help the green transition.
The EESC laments the severity of the money laundering phenomenon in the EU. Current European legislation is largely inadequate in the face of coordination failures and national divergences, and therefore strongly supports the Anti Money Laundering legislative package, in particular the creation and design of the new European Anti-Money Laundering Authority (AMLA) with direct supervisory powers.