Präsidentin des EWSA
Statement by Christa Schweng, President of the European Economic and Social Committee and Dimitris Dimitriadis, President of the External Relations Section. The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), a body representing organised European civil society, congratulates Maia Sandu on her election as sixth president of the Republic of Moldova and as the first female president in the country's history.
Der Europäische Wirtschafts- und Sozialausschuss (EWSA) veröffentlicht das vollständige Programm seiner neuen Präsidentin, Christa Schweng, für ihre Amtszeit 2020-2023
In my capacity as President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), I extend my sincere congratulations to Mr. Joe Biden for his election as the 46th President of the United States of America, as well as to Ms. Kamala Harris as Vice-President.
In an annual conference held entirely online on 3-4 November, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) voiced its determination to help make the Circular Economy Platform a real hub of the collective effort to build a circular economy in Europe.
Die neue Präsidentin des EWSA ist überzeugte Europäerin mit zwei Jahrzehnten EU-Erfahrung und profundem Fachwissen in sozialen Fragen. Ihr Credo ist, dass die Zivilgesellschaft der EU zum Wiederaufbau Europas nach der COVID‑19‑Krise und zu seiner künftigen Resilienz beitragen kann.
Gemeinsam für die Zukunft Europas: Die neue Präsidentin will Einigkeit und Ruf des EWSA wiederherstellen und aufzeigen, wie er die Politikgestaltung auf EU‑Ebene beeinflussen kann.
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.
Sitting in front of a screen is not exactly how we had pictured this inaugural session. You may be asking yourselves why, as the new president, I am also participating remotely. Believe me, it was not easy for me to decide not to travel to Brussels. The reason for my decision is simple: we can only ask our people, our members and staff to limit their social interactions and change their everyday behaviour to fight the COVID-19 pandemic if we ourselves set an example.
United for the future of Europe. This is the guiding principle for my work as new president of the European Economic and Social Committee. Only united we can successfully overcome the economic and social hardship caused by CoViD-19. Only united we can shape a Europe that is economically prosperous, socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable.
In this issue:
- EESC term of office kicks off with over 40% new members
- After the youth climate strikes it's time to give youth a seat at the table
- EESC gives its say on the need for an EU instrument for minimum wages
- COVID-19 is a ticking time bomb for Europe's tourism industry