The conference highlighted the position taken by the EESC in its opinion on the Reflection Paper "Towards a Sustainable Europe by 2030", which was due for adoption in September 2019. The event provided concrete and constructive recommendations to the new European Commission and the new European Parliament.
The 12th meeting of the EU Advisory Group for the EU-Colombia, Peru and Ecuador Free Trade Agreement took place on 2 October 2019 in Brussels. Please click on the programme tab to consult the topics on the agenda.
The Directorate for Translation of the EESC/CoR organises its annual conference for DT staff on Friday 27 September from 9.00 to 13.00. The conference will aim to offer insights into the ways in which social and digital media are effecting change on the translation profession - not only as regards the ways in which translators work, but in terms of how languages are viewed and used in online communications.
The European Economic and Social Committee is organizing a hearing as part of its follow-up work on its opinion on ''A European retail sector fit for the 21st century'', which was adopted in December 2018.
The event will take place on 26 September 2019 in Brussels. It is part of a series of follow-up hearings to be held in several EU Member States.
The main objective of the hearing will be to discuss the effectiveness and efficiency of EU retail policies and to collect valuable input and feedback from Belgian stakeholders on the issue in order to find ways to improve these policies. Particular emphasis will be placed on the recommendations presented in the EESC opinion with a view to their implementation at national level.
546th plenary session with the following guests: Klára DOBREV, Vice President of the European Parliament, Emily O'Reilly, European Ombudsman; Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice-President of the European Commission, Tuomas Saarenheimo, Permanent Under-Secretary for International and Financial Market Affairs, Finland, Christian Ebeke, IMF Acting Resident Representative to the European Union, and Louka T. Katseli, Chair of the National Bank of Greece, Cyprus, and former Minister of Economy and Labour. You will be able to follow all the debates by web streaming.
The Summit brought together governments, the private sector, civil society, local authorities and other international organizations to develop ambitious solutions in six areas, including global transition to renewable energy and sustainable and resilient infrastructures and cities.
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.
The 7th meeting of the EU Domestic Advisory Group under the EU-Ukraine DCFTA took place on 19 September 2019 in Brussels. Please click on the programme tab to consult the topics on the agenda.
On 16 September, the Diversity Europe Group held its Extraordinary meeting in Helsinki (Finland) - at the Auditorium (Annex Building of the Parliament).
The meeting entitled Boosting EU competitiveness – 3 pillars for sustainable growth will mainly focussed on bioeconomy and climate neutral Europe, digitalization and infrastructure in transport sector.
The Civil Society Platform complements the political bodies existing within the framework of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement, and it allows civil society organisations from both sides to monitor the implementation process and prepare their recommendations to the relevant authorities both in Georgia as well as in the European Union.
At the fifth meeting, the Members of the Platform assessed the state of play of the implementation of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement and adopted reports on 10 years of Eastern Partnership from the Georgian perspective, labour safety at workplace and on rights of migrants in Georgia.