The 2nd meeting of the EU and the Vietnam Domestic Advisory Groups (DAGs), so called DAG-to-DAG meeting established under the Trade and Sustainable Development (TSD) chapter of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement, took place on 18 October 2022. This was the first time the members of the respective DAGs met in person, and they exchanged views on the work of the DAGs since the last online meeting in 2021 and discussed the ratification of ILO conventions and global supply chains in the context of due diligence. You may find here the Joint statement. There was also a workshop on the energy transition and the preparations for COP-27.
Supporting labour market developments: how to maintain employability, boost productivity and develop skills, especially in SMEs
In order to prepare its own initiative opinion on "Supporting labour market developments", the EESC is organising a remote public hearing on 18 October 2022.
The hearing will seek to answer the following questions:
What are the skills of the future and the challenges in the transformation of work, and of the labour market?
What is the contemporary understanding of the concept of employability?
What is the role of the individual and the stakeholders in the labour market?
Invited speakers include representatives of the EU institutions, the social partners, as well as other civil society organisations.
18th meeting of the EU - DAG Colombia-Peru-Ecuador
17 October 2022 - Hybrid Brussels
The EESC and Consiglio Nazionale dell'Economia e del lavoro (CNEL) joint conference will be dedicated to the "Geopolitics of energy strategies in the Euro-Mediterranean region" and will focus among other on short-term solutions to the current geopolitical situation, with the search for new suppliers and transportation routes to reduce energy dependence on a single provider.
Sustainable recycling, use of secondary raw materials and Just Transition in the European ferrous and nonferrous metal industry
The EESC´s Consultative Commission on Industrial Change (CCMI) is organising a hearing (web streamed) on Sustainable recycling, use of secondary raw materials and Just Transition in the European ferrous and nonferrous metal industry, with the participation of the European Commission and civil society stakeholders.
The workshop of the ECO section in the framework of the European Week of Regions and Cities.
On 11 October 2022, the Civil Society Organisations' Group of the European Economic and Social Committee will hold a conference under the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU in Ostrava, Czech Republic, on Reinventing the Moravian-Silesian Region in search of a socially just transition. This is an in-person event that will be streamed online.
The Workers' Group is organizing an extraordinary meeting in Prague focusing on the programme and priorities of the Czech EU Presidency and on the role of the social dialogue within the green transition.
While the EU is increasing its ambitions under the "Fit for 55" package, Europe's coal regions in transition are facing unprecedented structural change, exacerbated by the major energy crisis resulting from Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the damage caused by the COVID -19 pandemic.
The EESC is organising a hybrid conference entitled "Towards an EU framework against homelessness based on the principle of 'Housing First'" on 7 October 2022 (9h30 to 13h00).
The aim of the conference will be to reflect on how the EU, national, regional and local authorities, as well as organised civil society, can join forces to identify practical steps to be taken to eradicate homelessness in the EU.
Your participation and input are most welcome!