Theme: 'Participatory democracy and its role in making the EU resilient and future-proof: the contribution of the European Economic and Social Committee and the national Economic and Social Councils to the Conference on the Future of Europe'
The EU-Turkey Civil Society Joint Consultative Committee established in 1995 is composed of members from the EESC and members representing organised civil society in Turkey. Its objective is to contribute to the dialogue among civil society organisations in Turkey and the EU and to issue reports and recommendations to the Turkish authorities and the EU institutions. The JCC discusses a wide range of topics, including cooperation between Turkey and the EU in various areas such as migration, energy, small and medium-sized enterprises and vocational training. This meeting will focus on "Disaster management - How can Turkey and the EU work together?" and "The Green Economy" - as well as other topics such as the "modernisation of the EU-Turkey Customs Union".
In the context of the Sustainable Development Observatory meeting, this public event will explore the aftermath of recent climate catastrophes in Europe and look at ways of aligning science and policy.
The Workers' Group is organising an Extra-ordinary meeting on 19th November. The morning session is dedicated to discuss industrial policy, where the GR.2 CCMI delegates will also participate. The afternoon session of the meeting is dedicated to have a discussion on strategic foresight and how the trade unions can use this tool to advance our priorities.
On 18-19 November, the European Economic and Social Committee held its Connecting EU seminar 2021. Entitled "What kind of Europe do you dream of? Civil Society and the Conference on the Future of Europe", the Connecting EU Seminar debated three issues that will be crucial for tomorrow's Europe. The event was held fully in person in the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon.
The meeting of the EU-Moldova Domestic Advisory Group will take place on 18 November 2021 via a video conference. Please click on the program tab to consult the topics on the agenda.
The meeting of the European Economic and Social Committee's (EESC) External Relations Section on Transatlantic relations will take place on 17 November 2021 from 10h30- 17h00. It will be presided and moderated by the President of the External Relations Section, Mr. Dimitris Dimitriadis.
As part of its work to prepare an opinion on ''Social dialogue as a tool to promote health and safety at work'', the SOC Section of the EESC is organising a virtual public hearing on Wednesday 17 November 2021, from 09:30 a.m. to 13:00 p.m.
Various stakeholders from all levels (national and European institutions, agencies, social partners and civil society organisations) will be invited to share their views and recommendations on this important topic. This includes for instance social partners' agreements negotiated on occupational health and safety, joint guidelines on promoting positive wellbeing at work, including measures to prevent illnesses, exposure to dangerous substances and workplace accidents.
The 8th meeting of the EU-Georgia Domestic Advisory Group took place on 16 October 2021 via a video conference. Please click on the programme tab to consult the topics on the agenda.
This meeting took place after the Civil Society Forum held in April and it gave the opportunity for the EU DAG members to follow up on the joint meeting with its Korean counterpart and discuss activities ahead.