572nd Plenary session, with the following guests and debates:
- The role of organised civil society and cities on resilience and recovery in the context of asymmetric shocks and unforeseen crises, linked to the adoption of two opinions: ECO/588 on Thematic partnerships under the Ljubljana agreement and ECO/596 on FAST-CARE, with Ivan Bartoš, Deputy Prime Minister for Digitisation and Minister of Regional Development of the Czech Republic, on Wednesday 21 September at 4.30 p.m.
- Achieving efficient, accessible and fit-for future health and care policies in the EU, linked to the adoption of two opinions: SOC/720 on Health Workforce and Care Strategy for the future of Europe and INT/990 on Health Data Space, with Margaritis Schinas, Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of Promoting our European Way of Life, on Thursday 22 September at 9.15 a.m.
- SMEs in Europe – challenges and perspectives, linked to the adoption of two opinions: INT/982 on Business transfers as promoters of sustainable recovery growth in the SME sector and INT/979 on SMEs, social economy enterprises, crafts and liberal professions Fit for 55, with David Clarinval, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for the Middle-Classes, the Self-Employed, SMEs, Agriculture, Institutional Reforms and Democratic Renewal of Belgium, Isabelle Schömann, Confederal Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and Véronique Willems, Secretary-general of SMEunited on Wednesday 21 September at 6 p.m.
- Decent Work worldwide, linked to the adoption of the SOC/727 opinion, with Heinz Werner Koller, Regional Director of the ILO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia, on Thursday 22 September at 11 a.m.