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The Euromed Summit brings 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 exchange will focus on the following topics:
• Promotion of legal migration
• Women participation in labour force and women's entrepreneurship
• Organised civil society and climate change in the view of the COP22
• The coordination of social protection systems

As on previous occasions, the meeting will conclude with the adoption of a final declaration.

24/10/2016 25/10/2016

The conference was a step in the process of shaping Europe's core network corridors. As a follow-up to successful Malmö conference (6 May 2015), it represented another concrete activity to engage with civil society to discuss and support implementation of the Corridors.

The event was organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) together with the Region of Lombardy and a group of Italian stakeholders, in close cooperation with the European Commission (DG MOVE).

24/10/2016 25/10/2016

520th Plenary Session, with the debate on Horizon 2020 on 20 Oct., at 10:00,
with Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation,
in conjunction with the adoption of opinion INT/792

19/10/2016 20/10/2016

Article 376 of the EU-Moldova Association Agreement foresees that each Party would establish a domestic advisory group (DAG) on sustainable development, which would advise on issues relating to the Chapter of trade and sustainable development. A joint meeting is held annually. The first meeting was held in July 2015.

17/10/2016

The European Economic and Social Committee is pleased to invite you to a photo exhibition.

This collection is a tribute to the Italian miners' families, who lived in Marcinelle (Belgium) during the decade 1946–1956. It has been inspired by the stories and memories of the women of Cesare Di Berardino's family.

 

Exhibition in Foyer 6 of the JDE building from 22nd September to 14th October 2016

 

22/09/2016 14/10/2016

ECO workshop "Cities as poles of up-to-date economic development " in the framework of the European Week of Cities and Regions organised by the Committee of the Regions.

This workshop presenting three cities: Lisbon, Bristol, and Lodz. These cities are great examples of how proper strategy, vision and ambition, building on innovative forces, can create poles of up-to-date economic development.

12/10/2016

Forced displacement is not only a humanitarian issue, but also an economic and political challenge for which a greater involvement of development stakeholders is needed. In this sense, the EESC is drafting an opinion on the European Commission Communication on Forced Displacement and Development. Within the framework of this opinion, a Public Hearing will take place on 10/10.

10/10/2016

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and Serbia held the 3rd meeting of their Civil Society Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) in Belgrade. 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.

07/10/2016

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and Serbia held the 3rd meeting of their Civil Society Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) in Belgrade. 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.

07/10/2016

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