Plenary sessions

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    536th Plenary session, with a debate on the modernisation of the European economy: decentralised energy provision, sustainable transport and regional economic development, with Maroš Šefčovič, and the presentation of the priorities of the Austrian presidency, with Gernot Blümel.

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    535th Plenary Session, with Thursday 24 May 2018, 9 a.m., the commemorative session for the 60th anniversary of the EESC, with the participation of Ramón Valcarcel Siso, Jean-Claude Juncker, Karl-Heinz Lambertz, and Roger Briesch.

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    Mid-term renewal of the XVth (five-year) term of office

    The EESC is hosting its 534th Plenary Session on 18-19 April to mark the end of the Presidency headed by Georges Dassis and welcome a new Presidency for 2018-2020.

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    533rd Plenary Session – Debate on the Digital Single Market and artificial intelligence, with Andrus Ansip, European Commissioner for the Digital Single Market,  and a statement by Marcos Peña, president of the Spanish Economic and Social Council

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    532nd Plenary Session of the EESC, with a debate in the future of Europe with Nathalie LOISEAU, French Minister for European Affairs.

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    531st  Plenary Session, with the following debates: The climate finance pact, with Miguel Arias Cañete, Pierre Larrouturou and Jean Jouzel; and the presentation of the priorities of the Bulgarian presidency of the Council of the EU, with Ms Zornitsa Roussinov

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    Debate with Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety.
     

    Award ceremony for the Civil Society Prize on Thursday 7 December at 11.30 a.m. (time to be confirmed)

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    528th Plenary Session including a debate with Karl-Heinz Lambertz, President of the Committee of the Regions, on Thursday 21 September at 9 a.m., and a debate on the state of the Union, with Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, on Thursday 21 September at 11 a.m.

     

    Presentation of the European Citizens' Initiative (ECI): Stop glyphosate with Herman van Bekkem, representative of Greenpeace Netherlands, and David Schwartz, campaign coordinator in Brussels,  on Wednesday 20 September at 4.30 p.m.

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    526th Plenary Session including:

    • Debate with Emily O'Reilly, 
Wednesday 31 May 2017 from 3 to 4 p.m.
    • Debate 
with Tibor Navracsics, Wednesday 31 May from 4.30 to 5.45 p.m.
    • Discussion with Antonio Tajani, Thursday 1 June 2017 from 12.30 to 1.30 p.m.

     

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    525th Plenary Session including the following events:  

    Debate with Can Dündar, a Turkish journalist nominated for the 2016 Sakharov Prize, on Wednesday 26 April at 3 p.m.

    Debate with Professor Dusan Sidjanski, honorary chairman of the European Cultural Centre, on Wednesday 26 April at 4.30 p.m.

    Debate with Maroš Šefčovič, vice-president of the European Commission responsible for the Energy Union, on Thursday 27 April at 10.30 a.m.