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  • The EESC is organising this public hearing to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the legislative framework on securitisation, as well as risks related to securitisation and possible policy solutions.

  • The European Economic and Social Committee is holding the fourth edition of its conference on energy poverty on 26 June in Brussels.

  • A few days after the European Parliament elections, in a new political and institutional environment, the EESC is organising in cooperation with the Central Council of the Economy (CCE) and the National Labour Council (CNT) of Belgium a joint Seminar on: 'Transitions towards a digital, green, just and competitive Europe: the role of social and civil dialogue.' This seminar will be held on 20 June 2024 and be open to the public.

    Faced with a range of critical external and internal challenges, the EU has embarked on a new sustainable growth strategy. The seminar will take stock of the obstacles to a transition towards a competitive, just and low-carbon economy. It will also give voice to a variety of actors of social and civil dialogue in the EU, representatives of EU and national institutions, academia and research institutes to assess how they could - in a joint effort - support the implementation of public policies, and particularly the twin transition, through the establishment of genuine social and civil dialogue.  

  • The 2024 annual meeting of presidents and secretaries-general of the ESCs of the EU & the EESC will be held on 19 June 2024. The meeting will tackle following topic "From words to action: the role of organised civil society in implementing and assessing public policies - the twin transition". 


  • European social protection systems exhibit imbalances, especially for workers in non-standard and new forms of employment. This leaves many without adequate social protection coverage, especially women who often receive lower pensions due to employment gaps. Despite EU initiatives rolled out from the European Pillar of Social Rights, gaps persist, calling for legal and policy improvements. This hearing will invite relevant stakeholders to discuss these imbalances and recommend ways to achieve fairer social protection systems and bridge pension gaps across all types of employment.

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    The agenda and all information regarding this plenary session will be available 8 days prior to the event. You will be able to follow the debates by web streaming. Web streaming

  • The EESC is organising a hybrid public hearing on 28 May 2024 from 9:30 am to 1 pm.

    Its objective is to hear from policy makers, civil society organisations and social partners, about the importance of affordable community -based services and of a human rights approach to mental health care

    The outcomes of the hearing will feed into the EESC's opinion "Mental Health Community Services"

    Your participation and input are most welcome! 

  • The Western Balkans Civil Society High-Level Conference will bring together EESC members, organised civil society representatives from the Western Balkan countries, and members of organised civil society and officials from Slovenia. It will mark 20 years of the biggest EU enlargement thus far, and 20 years since Slovenia joined the Union. The conference will be organised in close cooperation with and support from our partners and will complement the EESC’s work, such as the Western Balkans Civil Society Forum, which the EESC has organised every two years since 2006. The event will provide an opportunity for participants to exchange views on the needed reforms in the Western Balkans and in the EU to maintain enlargement policy as one of the most important EU success stories. It will also be an opportunity to discuss the current situation of civil society in the region and the need for its better inclusion in the accession process. The participants will adopt conclusions addressed to national authorities and European institutions.

  • Recognizing sustainable finance as a critical element in the pursuit of sustainability, this event aims to explore the intersectionality between biodiversity conservation and climate finance, shedding light on their interdependencies, challenges, and opportunities and providing input to the EESC own-initiative opinions (A comprehensive strategy for biodiversity at COP16 and Climate finance).