The Diversity Europe Group is organising an extraordinary meeting in Rijeka (Croatia) to discuss and invigorate the civil society debate on the current and future role of European citizens in the protection and promotion of fundamental European values, with a special focus on democracy and the state of civic space across the EU, solidarity in the context of global migration and sustainable development – the Green Deal.
The 13th meeting of the EU Advisory Group for the EU-Colombia, Peru and Ecuador Free Trade Agreement will take place on 24 March 2020 in Brussels. Please click on the programme tab to consult the topics on the agenda.
The current EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies runs till 2020 and is coming to an end soon. A new initiative for Roma integration is currently being developed.
To strive towards a more effective post-2020 initiative, a thorough evaluation of the current framework is necessary. This hearing seeks to offer a platform to assess the current framework's shortcomings and achievements, with a view to identifying the areas that still necessitate action. It will also feature a discussion geared towards providing recommendations for the upcoming post-2020 strategy.
Climate change is on everyone's mind, and young people all over the globe are mobilising to save the planet. The European Economic and Social Committee is joining the movement and is asking the young participants at YEYS for the best way forward in protecting our planet.
Following the growing increase of the Covid-19 epidemic, the Committee has taken the exceptional decision to CANCEL all meetings and activities in Brussels and beyond, until 27 March 2020.
Therefore, this conference is CANCELLED.
The Committee regrets the inconveniences this decision may cause and thanks you for your understanding.
12/03/2020 - Taking on board the opinion of our medical service and the recommendations issued by the Belgian authorities and our Member States, which are imposing specific obligations and travel restrictions, the President today decided to suspend all EESC meetings and events held on and outside EESC premises, including the March plenary session, until Friday 27 March.
Organizers of the conference 'The role of volunteering in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals – Nine years on from the European Year of Volunteering' planned for this Thursday, March 12, 2020 (Group III 'The Diversity of Europe' of the European Economic and Social Committee, the Committee for Public Benefit and the National Institute of Freedom - Center for the Development of Civil Society) are sorry to inform that, in the interests of the health of Conference participants and taking into account the growing risk of COVID-19, decided to postpone the Conference to a later date. All persons who submitted their participation in the Conference on March 12 will have priority registration in the new date. Information about the planned new date of the Conference will be published in the near future on the organizers' websites.
The event about environmental migration aims to provide an understanding of the challenges at hand and their impact, as well as proposing policy solutions. It will present projections for climate change and how this will force people to migrate, seek to define environmental displacement, paying attention to its current occurrence and providing estimates on its future. Emphasis will be on the legal protection gap, as environmental refugees are currently not covered by any international law.
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and Serbia will hold the 10th meeting of their Civil Society Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) at the EESC in Brussels. This civil society platform between the EESC and civil society in Serbia was established within the institutional framework of the EU-Serbia Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) in order to allow civil society organisations on both sides to monitor the country's accession negotiations. It is also a platform to discuss issues of common interest and to inform the public at large of the challenges ahead during the accession period.
To commemorate this year's International Women's Day (8 March), the EESC is staging an exhibition entitled "Female Notes".