• -

    With the European elections in June 2024 holding the key to Europe's future, the EESC as the institutional partner of civil society is launching the first edition of its Civil Society Week. This flagship event will gather people of all ages and backgrounds, including youth, journalists and EU institutions, for a vibrant debate on topics that matter to our everyday life and Europe's future.

  • Water is a substance that is present in our everyday lives; it is something that everyone can relate to. It is the most precious resource on earth, vital for human life and the natural environment. Water is a source of inspiration for many, so the challenges relating to it drive people to take action in their communities and across borders.

  • Stand up for democracy & speak up for Europe: Youth priorities for the next EU legislative term

    Your Europe, Your Say! (YEYS) will take place on Wednesday 6 March 2024 as part of the EESC's Civil Society Week. With the 2024 edition of YEYS taking place in the run up to the European elections, the one day event will seek to inspire its young participants to exercise their democratic right to vote and actively encourage others to do so too.

  • #CivSocWeek

    During the Civil Society Week, the journalists will have the opportunity to experience first-hand the inside work and activities of the Committee, by attending the parallel events, interviewing members and meeting with the EESC Presidency. The seminar is addressed to journalists from all EU Member States in the objective to bring them together and become better acquainted with EESC's work.

  • The 2024 edition of the EESC’s annual European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) day will take place as part of the first 2024 Civil Society Week

  • Public debate with Karl-Heinz Lambertz, Member of the Group of high-level specialists on the future of Cohesion Policy and former President of the Committee of the Regions (CoR)

    Presentation of the Report from the High Level Group on the future of Cohesion Policy by Karl-Heinz Lambertz, Member of the Group of high-level specialists on the future of Cohesion Policy and former President of the Committee of the Regions (CoR). Web streaming

  • The EESC's Permanent Group on Sustainable Food Systems will discuss "How sustainable food systems can contribute in achieving food security and nutrition, in line with SDG2 on Zero Hunger".

  • In the context of the upcoming European elections in June 2024, the high-level discussion at the NAT section meeting on 26 February will contribute to set the agenda of the new Commission. Building on previous EESC opinions and events on "The sustainable economy we need" and "Beyond GDP measures", the debate will feed into the own-initiative opinion on A Blueprint for a European Green and Social Deal, based on a wellbeing economy.

  • "Meet the champions of excellence" is a flagship event of the European Year of Skills, jointly organized by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the European Commission. It will show inspiring skills of young people and highlight the value of vocational education and training as an effective learning and career path.

  • Die Sorgen der Menschen in Europa, insbesondere der wirtschaftlich schwächsten Gruppen, angesichts der Verfügbarkeit, Zugänglichkeit und Nachhaltigkeit einer geeigneten Wohnung werden immer größer. Viele EU-Bürgerinnen und -Bürger und Haushalte haben mit übermäßig hohen Wohnkosten zu kämpfen. Die Wohnkosten machen dabei den größten Anteil am privaten Verbrauch aus und stellen eine übermäßige Belastung dar, was zu Lasten anderer Grundbedürfnisse geht. Der Zugang zu erschwinglichem und geeignetem Wohnraum ist jedoch sowohl eine soziale Notwendigkeit als auch ein soziales Recht und einer der 20 wesentlichen Grundsätze der europäischen Säule sozialer Rechte. Dieses Recht gerät jedoch durch die diversen Krisen, mit denen die EU in den letzten Jahren konfrontiert ist, immer wieder in Bedrängnis.