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An interactive exchange on initiatives for responsible business conduct in the EU

The purpose of the conference is to raise awareness, across the EU, on how multi-stakeholder actions can boost the achievement of the SDGs, to identify success factors, and to develop follow-up actions for upscaling these to EU-level.

The specific conference objectives are:

Extraordinary Group III Meeting

The Diversity Europe Group (Group III) will hold an extraordinary meeting on 11 October on the question: "Can Economic Progress and Social Stability Cure EU-scepticism?"

The meeting is being organised in partnership with the Vorarlberg Chamber of Labour and will take place in the Montforthaus Congress Centre in Feldkirch, Austria.


The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in cooperation with the European Retail Financial Forum (ERFF) is organising a high-level conference on Consumers at the heart of finance in Europe to take place on 26 September at 9.00 in Brussels.

The aim of the conference will be, on the one hand, to create knowledge of and encourage adherence to European Union institutional policy, by disseminating the main messages of the EESC opinions on the

Civil society and municipalities: building sustainability through collaboration

The second event for the European Day of Sustainable Communities will showcase the critical contribution that community-led initiatives on climate change and sustainability are making to support EU policy goals in these areas.



Η Ευρωπαϊκή Οικονομική και Κοινωνική Επιτροπή (ΕΟΚΕ), σε συνεργασία με τον Εμπορικό Σύλλογο Θεσσαλονίκης και το Πανεπιστήμιο Μακεδονίας, διοργανώνει Δημόσια Ακρόαση με θέμα τη Δέσμη μέτρων για το Εταιρικό Δίκαιο στις 10 Σεπτεμβρίου 2018, από τις 9.30 έως τις 12.45, στο Πανεπιστήμιο Μακεδονίας, Εγνατία 156, Θεσσαλονίκη.

Στόχος της ακρόασης είναι η συλλογή απόψεων και αντιδράσεων των ελληνικών ενδιαφερόμενων φορέων σχετικά με αυτή την ολοκληρωμένη σειρά μέτρων που αποσκοπούν σε δίκαιους, ευνοϊκούς, διαφανείς και σύγχρονους κανόνες εταιρικού δικαίου στην Ευρώπη.

Στην εκδήλωση θα συμμετάσχουν παράγοντες των κλάδου των μικρομεσαίων επιχειρήσεων της Ελλάδας, εκπρόσωποι επιχειρηματικών ενώσεων και εργαζομένων, εμπειρογνώμονες και πανεπιστημιακοί, καθώς και μέλη της ΕΟΚΕ για να συζητήσουν αυτό το επίκαιρο ζήτημα.

Rewarding excellence in civil society initiatives

"Identities, European Values and Cultural Heritage in Europe"

The 2018 prize will reward innovative initiatives carried out by civil society organisations and/or individuals on the territory of the EU and aimed at raising awareness of the multiple layers and richness of European identities, exploiting the full potential of Europe's cultural wealth, facilitating access to European cultural heritage and promoting European values (respect for human dignity and human rights, freedom, democracy, equality and the rule of law).

Cohesion policy for the period 2021-2027

Hearing on the European Regional Development and Cohesion Policy – Cohesion policy for the period 2021-2027


The new Justice, Rights and Values Fund aims at simplifying the existing programmes to support the promotion and strengthening of justice, values and rights in the Europe. The Fund will support the activities of a number of actors such as NGOs, equality bodies, public administrations, judicial networks or universities, but no additional funding will be provided.

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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is approaching its third year in the march towards realizing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The High-level Political Forum session this year will focus on the theme "Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies". The European Economic and Social Committee is delighted to partner with several member states this year to co-host side events for knowledge exchange on important aspects that relate to the five environmental SDGs in focus at HLPF 2018.