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Towards transformational local development policies

On 28 November 2022 the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), together with ECOLISE will hold an event in the context of the annual Communities for Future Week, a week-long series of events at EU, national and regional levels that will explore how best to support ongoing work led by communities on climate change and sustainability in Europe.


As in the previous years, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will actively take part in the annual United Nations Framework on Climate Change – COP27, which this year will take place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt from 6 to 18 November 2022. This year's COP marks the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

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Empowering consumers for a more sustainable world

Since 1999, the EESC has been organising the European Consumer Day where consumers gather to influence the EU debate.
The topic of this year will be "Empowering consumers for a more sustainable world". The objective will be to reflect on how to give consumers the information they need and how to help them make the best choices when purchasing a product. 
Round tables will focus on topics such as tech for good, the right to reparability, the functional economy, consumption and health.
The event will be held both in Brussels and online. It will gather high level speakers and representatives of EU institutions, national governments and civil society organisations.

Youth inclusion: key to successful migrant integration

The European Migration Forum – the dialogue platform on migration, asylum and migrant integration – will meet for the seventh time on 20-21 October 2022. Participation in the Forum meeting is by invitation only.

Participation in the Forum meeting is by invitation only - the call for interested organisations is now closed.

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The EESC is organising a public hearing on "Climate justice and how it is affecting people with disabilities in Europe and in the world" on 19 October 2022.

Climate justice is a concept that addresses the just division, fair sharing, and equitable distribution of the benefits and burdens of climate change and responsibilities to deal with it.

People with disabilities, especially those living in low income countries, are among those most impacted by climate change. In addition, their human rights are most at risk of violation by inappropriate climate action. To avoid this, their meaningful participation in climate policy forums for the development of climate adaptation and mitigation plans is needed.

The aim of the event is to identify necessary steps to reach disability inclusive climate justice.

how to maintain employability, boost productivity and develop skills, especially in SMEs

In order to prepare its own initiative opinion on "Supporting labour market developments", the EESC is organising a remote public hearing on 18 October 2022.

The hearing will seek to answer the following questions:

What are the skills of the future and the challenges in the transformation of work, and of the labour market?

What is the contemporary understanding of the concept of employability?

What is the role of the individual and the stakeholders in the labour market?

Invited speakers include representatives of the EU institutions, the social partners, as well as other civil society organisations.


The EESC and Consiglio Nazionale dell'Economia e del lavoro (CNEL) joint conference will be dedicated to the "Geopolitics of energy strategies in the Euro-Mediterranean region" and will focus on short-term solutions to the current geopolitical situation, with the search for new suppliers and transportation routes to reduce dependence on a single provider. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss how to alleviate the economic and social impact of high energy prices due to recent geopolitical events and due to new suppliers and alternative transportation routes as they will debate the geopolitical impact of energy transition on both shores of the Mediterranean, and ways to reduce dependence on fossil fuel in the medium and long term. 

Extraordinary Workers' Group meeting

The Workers' Group is organizing an extraordinary meeting in Prague focusing on the programme and priorities of the Czech EU Presidency and on the role of the social dialogue within the green transition.

Extraordinary meeting of the Civil Society Organisations' Group in the framework of the Czech Presidency

On 11 October 2022, the Civil Society Organisations' Group of the European Economic and Social Committee will hold a conference under the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU in Ostrava, Czech Republic, on Reinventing the Moravian-Silesian Region in search of a socially just transition. This is an in-person event that will be streamed online. Please register before 5 October (12:00 p.m. CET).