Press releases

  • Reference number
    63/2017

    EESC President Georges Dassis and European Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc, joined by Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kadri Simson and Chair of the European Parliament's Transport Committee Karima Delli, officially launched the EU Platform for Change at a major conference at the EESC in Brussels on 27 November 2017. The platform aims to increase female employment and equal opportunities in the transport sector.

  • Reference number
    62/2017

    On Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 November 2017 the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) hosted the 11th European Platform for Roma Inclusion, organised by the European Commission and focusing on the transition of young Roma from education to employment.

  • Partenariat Union Européenne–Afrique
    Reference number
    61/2017

    Adoption of a youth declaration addressed to the AU-EU Summit

    A new impetus in relations between the EU and the AU based on a major role for socio-economic stakeholders

  • Reference number
    60/2017

    EESC-CCMI celebrates 15th anniversary with discussion on Industry and Society 4.0

    Industry has always been shaped by continuous change. But some changes are real upheavals, such as the industrial revolution in the 19th century and the one we are facing now: Industry 4.0, the digital revolution of the 21st century. "It may be almost impossible to predict the future, but we need to be prepared for it": that was the message from the panellists at the event.

  • Paris Agreement
    Reference number
    59/2017

    Civil society, cities and regions call for targeted support for their vital contribution to implementation of the Paris Agreement

  • Reference number
    58/2017

    Without social rights, backed by a sound and sustainable economic basis, the future of Europe will be at stake, says the EESC

    A delegation of members of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), led by its President Georges Dassis, will take part in the high-level social summit in Gothenburg on 17 November to voice the EESC's support for the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR), ...

  • Bonn event
    Reference number
    57/2017

    The EESC proposes a debate on an EU Bill of Climate Rights to ensure climate justice at all levels

  • In March this year, the European Commission (EC) and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) launched a joint European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform. The 24 members forming the coordination group of the platform have now been selected and are preparing for their first meeting on 22 November.

  • Chile flag
    Reference number
    56/2017

    The 2nd meeting of the EU-Chile Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) supported the proposal to negotiate the modernisation of the EU-Chile Association Agreement, noting the importance of consulting civil society.

  • Europe's shipbuilding industry needs the EU's strategic support.  LeaderSHIP 2020 is the right tool, but needs to be reinforced and extended to 2030.  Europe must become the frontrunner in research and development regarding challenges such as climate change, energy saving and the greater complexity of vessels, since the maritime industry is crucial to Europe's economic and social future.  Clustering would strengthen ...