Programme

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Monday, 22 November 2021 - 2 – 5:30 p.m.

(including break for interpreters / coffee break)

Introduction by:

  • Thierry Beaudet, President of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council, France
  • Christa Schweng, President of the European Economic and Social Committee

First working session: For a stronger, future-proof European Union: the vision of the EESC and national ESCs

General discussion on:

  • The vision of the ESCs on the future of Europe, their work and their concrete involvement in view of the Conference on the Future of Europe
  • The implementation of the National Recovery and Resilience Plans and the involvement of the ESCs

Tuesday, 23 November 2021

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. - Thematic breakfast on maritime issues

(optional, at the initiative of the European and International Affairs Committee of the EESC France): preparing together the One Ocean Summit of the French Presidency of the EU)

9:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.  - Second working session: The Europe of participatory democracy: the voice of ESCs and organised civil society as an essential element in shaping our common future

(incl. break for interpreters / coffee break)

  • General discussion on the importance of participatory democracy and new modes of citizen participation
  • Presentation and proposal of an ESC "Erasmus" pilot project (Creating a network within organised civil societies in relation to the European Youth Year 2022)

12:15 – 12:30 p.m. - Adoption of conclusions of the annual meeting

Concluding remarks by:

  • Thierry Beaudet, President of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council, France
  • Christa Schweng, President of the European Economic and Social Committee

Interpreting:  from FR/EN into FR/EN