586th Plenary session 20-21 March 2024

586th plenary session, with the following guests and debates:

Strong social strategic agenda for Europe, with Nicolas Schmit, European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights and Karine Lalieux, Belgian Minister of Pensions and Social Integration, in charge of Persons with Disabilities, Combating Poverty and Beliris, at 11:15 on Thursday 21 March 2024

The 2024 European elections through a civil society lens, with Marilyn Neven, scene setter, International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), Thierry Beaudet, President of the French Economic, Social and Environmental Council, Zornitsa Roussinova, President of the Bulgarian Economic and Social Council, Christelle Savall, President of the Young European Federalists, Hendrik Nahr, Head of European Affairs at Make.org, and Brikena Xhomaqi, Director at Lifelong Learning Platform and co-chair of the EESC Liaison Group, linked to the adoption of the EESC resolution Vote for a united, democratic, competitive, sustainable and social European Union, at 16:30 on Wednesday 20 March 2024

Presentation of the high-level report on the future of the single market, with Enrico Letta, President of the Jacques Delors Institute, at 15:00 on Wednesday 20 March 2024

The humanitarian situation in Gaza, with Ajith Sunghay, Head of Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (remotely), and Sergio Cecchini, Humanitarian Representative to the EU and NATO, Médecins Sans Frontières, at 10:00 on Thursday 21 March 2024

Exceptionally, the March plenary session is being held in the format of a hybrid meeting Web streaming