Pubic hearing on "Civil society contribution to the next European Semester cycle", organised in support of the additional opinion ECO-498 during the 7th meeting of the European Semester Group
This meeting of the Labour Market Observatory (LMO) is organised in collaboration with the National Council of Labour Consultants of Italy on the theme of long-term unemployment. This is one of the Observatory's priorities, at a time when EU Member States implement the 2016 Council Recommendation on the integration of long-term unemployed into the labour market.
With a view to gathering as much input as possible during the preparatory process for the opinion on The role of EU's trade and investment policies in enhancing EU's economic performance from a wide range of experts, the outcomes of the debate should feed into the preparation of the EESC opinion, to be adopted by the end of 2019.
The debate includes a first session focusing on the general implications of the EU's trade and investment policies on the enhancement of its internal economic performance, and a second session encompassing sustainable trade, environment and consumer policies.
During the energy transition towards the low-emission economy, the EU energy system faces a period of profound technological, economic and social change that will affect many of the energy sectors, including the coal industry and hence the coal-mining regions of the EU. However, the currently active coal-mining regions have to prepare for the phasing-out of coal production to be in line with EU energy and climate policy decisions on fossil fuel use or for economic reasons.
Theme of the 2019 prize: "More women in Europe's society and economy"
The 2019 prize will reward innovative initiatives carried out by civil society organisations and/or individuals on the territory of the EU which aim to raise awareness of and fight for gender equality in the EU.
Applications are now closed.
A part of the REX Section meeting will be dedicated to the Eastern Partnership under the point called "2020 and beyond: civil society's vision of the future of the Eastern Partnership":
- Ten years of the Eastern Partnership – main achievements and missed opportunities
- Stronger and empowered civil society for a stronger partnership
- Eastern Partnership beyond 2020 – what's next?
How have the current EU disability Strategy and other EU's policies and programs influenced the Latvian Disability policy?
What could be changed or improved in the next EU Strategy 2020-2030?
The EESC is organising a public hearing on "Shaping the EU agenda for disability rights 2020-2030" on 23 July 2019, where we will try to give an answer to these questions.
545th plenary session, with the following speakers : Aino-Kaisa PEKONEN, Finnish Minister of Social Affairs and Health, Thursday 18 at 10.30, and Conny REUTER, Co-Chair of Liaison Group of the EESC, Thursday 18 at 11.30.
As in previous years, the EESC was present at the High Level Political Forum (HLPF), from Tuesday, 16 July, to Thursday, 18 July 2019. The HLPF is the United Nations central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals.
The hearing will discuss the socio-economic causes of the rise of populism in suburban and rural areas.