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From pandemic to recovery: challenges and best practices in migration management

The European Migration Forum – the dialogue platform on migration, asylum and migrant integration –  will meet for the sixth time on 27-28 October 2021.

Participation in the Forum meeting is by invitation only - the call for interested organisations is now closed.

27/10/2021 28/10/2021

In order to prepare its own-initiative opinion, the EESC is organising a remote public hearing on "Towards a new care model for the elderly: learning from the Covid-19 pandemic" on 27 October 2021.

The aim of the event is to gather input from other EU Institutions and civil society organisations.

We will debate around the following questions:

  • Which are the structural causes that have led to the elderly care systems to become some of the most contagious and lethal factors of this pandemic?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the various care models in the EU?
  • Which are the civil society perspective and proposals for a new care model for the elderly?

Your participation and input are most welcome!

27/10/2021

564th Plenary session of the Committee, with the following guests: Jean-Marie Paugam, Deputy Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, Janusz Wojciechowski, Commissioner for Agriculture and Padmashree Gehl Sampath, Berkman Klein Fellow, Harvard University. web streaming.

20/10/2021 21/10/2021

The members of the Domestic Advisory Group (DAG) of the EU - composed of representatives of employers' organisations, trade unions and various interest groups - will exchange views on matters related to trade and sustainable development, following up on the joint meetings that took place last January with their counterparts under the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). A discussion on these matters will take place with the Commission's DG Trade. With the ILO (International Labour Organization) Japan office, they will discuss the implementation of commitments to the ILO core conventions, and they will receive information from DG ENV (European Commission – Directorate-General Environment) on a project on Rethinking Plastics.

19/10/2021

Sustainable finance aims at supporting the delivery on the objectives of the European Green Deal by channelling private investment into companies and projects that support the transition to a climate-neutral, climate-resilient, resource-efficient and just economy. The challenges this brings about should be addressed in a joint effort by the financial sector, businesses, regulatory authorities and citizens. The Industry sector will face major challenges, and be affected by recent and upcoming measures adopted at EU level.

18/10/2021

In order to reshape the European economy and in line with the objectives stated by the European Commission for a more sustainable, greener and digitalised economy, investments must support environmental goals and remove obstacles to corporate dividend policymaking and payments. Among many other factors, the debt-equity bias in the corporate tax systems affects both the leverage of firms and corporate governance. The EESC welcomes the recent public consultation on a new initiative to mitigate the debt-equity bias in corporate taxation launched by the European Commission and shares the Commission's view that companies should contribute to the achievement of a greener, sustainable and digitalised economy.

08/10/2021

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