Plenary sessions

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    555th Plenary session - 27-29 Oct. 2020

    Inaugural plenary session (Term of office 2020-2025), with a debate on “Recovery for the future of Europe – The role of the European Economic and Social Committee”, with David Maria SASSOLI, Charles MICHEL, Ursula VON DER LEYEN, Apostolos TZITZIKOSTAS, Geert PAUWELS, Luca VISENTINI, and Jeremy WATES.

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    End-of-mandate ceremony and Farewell ceremony for outgoing members, on Thursday 17 September from 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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    With the participation of Peter ALTMAIER, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy.
    Debates with Margarítis SCHINÁS, Commission Vice-President for Protecting our European Way of Life and with Commissioner Paolo GENTILONI.

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    With Michel Barnier, head of the task force responsible for finalising negotiations under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union (10/06 - 3.00 pm) and Elisa Ferreira, European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reform (11/06 - 10:15 am).

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    The plenary session takes place remotely on 5 and 7 May 2020.
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    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.

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    550th plenary session of the EESC, with the following guests and debates: The Future of Work and the European Pillar of Social Rights with Guy Ryder; How the Committee can most effectively respond to international crisesPresentation of the European Commission work programme and the multiannual political priorities for 2019-2024 with Maroš Šefčovič; Presentation of the European Citizens' Initiative Eat ORIGINal with Roberto Moncalvo (tbc). The debates will be web streamed.

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    549th plenary session, with the following debates: The priorities of the Croatian Presidency of the EUFarewell ceremony for UK members and delegates; European Citizens' Initiative End the Cage Age, and From COP25 to European Green Deal

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    Wednesday 11 December: debates on opinions on disability rights, unemployment insurance, human rights and business, populism and fundamental rights, taxation and the sustainable development goals, use-value of European products and services.  – Thursday, 12 December: Debate on the theme From development to partnership and 2019 Civil Society Prize awards ceremony at 11 a.m.

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    Encouraging civil society dialogue with the United Kingdom post Brexit with Michel Barnier, chief negotiator for Brexit; Resolution on The EESC's contribution to the Commission's 2020 work programme and beyond and a debate on A cultural vision for Europe