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The first and inaugural meeting of the EU-Armenia Civil Society Platform (CSP) was held on 1st September 2022 in Yerevan. The CSP complements the political bodies existing within the framework of the EU-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement, and it allows civil society organisations from both sides to monitor the implementation process and prepare recommendations to the EU-Armenia Partnership Council and other relevant bodies both in Armenia as well as in the EU.

The CSP is made up of members from both Parties, representing the EESC and large European civil society networks, on the one side, and civil society organisations from Armenia, on the other side.

During the meeting, a debate focused on assessing the state of play of the implementation of the EU-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement and the members of the CSP discussed working methods and future activities of the Platform.

31/08/2022 01/09/2022
Public hearing

The EESC´s Consultative Commission on Industrial Change (CCMI) is organising a hearing (web streamed) on the maritime industrial strategy, with the participation of the European Commission and civil society stakeholders.

31/08/2022
Rewarding excellence in civil society initiatives

The 2022 prize will reward effective, innovative and creative initiatives which aim to create a better future for European youth and with European youth by tackling the specific needs of young people and contributing to their empowerment and participation in all spheres of economic and social life (category 1) or help civilians suffering as a result of the war in Ukraine (category 2).

07/06/2022 31/07/2022

The Section for External Relations of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) organised the Conference on relief and reconstruction of Ukraine and its European perspective on 19 July (9:30 to 17:30) in Kraków.

19/07/2022

Over the last years, the EU founding values have been increasingly challenged, making the consensus on which they are based seem more fragile than ever. While the EU has addressed these threats by becoming more active in defence of democracy, fundamental rights, the rule of law, discourses have also risen portraying such action as political battles based on unclear or relative criteria.

Participants in the hearing will discuss how to address this phenomenon, and more generally how to better communicate fundamental rights and the rule of law to the whole population.

18/07/2022

As in previous years, the European Economic and Social Committee, as the body representing organised civil society in the EU, will be following the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, from Tuesday, 5 July, to Monday, 18 July 2022. 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. 

05/07/2022 18/07/2022
Reinvigorating progress on SDG 15 in the EU

The objective of this online event - held in the context of the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) - is to take stock of EU progress towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 15, in order to come up with a new set of proposals to reinvigorate the EU trajectory through strategic and cooperative approaches. 

14/07/2022

Presentation of the priorities of the Czech Presidency of the Council, with Jan Lipavský, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Presentation of the priorities of the European Committee of the Regions, with Mr Vasco Alves Cordeiro, President of the European Committee of the Regions, Ensuring gender equality and tackling gender-based violence, linked to the adoption of the SOC/726 opinion on Combatting violence against women and SOC/731 opinion on Gender equality, with Cristina Fabre, Team leader on gender-based violence, European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), New EU-US Trade and Technology Council in action: priorities for business, workers and consumers and necessary safeguards, with Fredrik Erixon, economist and writer, linked to the adoption of the REX/544 opinion, Resolution on the European Economic and Social Comm

13/07/2022 14/07/2022
12 July 2022 - Hybrid - Room JDE52

The 2nd meeting of the All DAGs (Domestic Advisory Groups) takes place on 12 July 10 a.m. in a Hybrid format at the EESC premises (room JDE52). This is very timely following the recent adoption of the European Commission Communication on the Trade and Sustainable Development Review (TSD). This meeting will look at the state of play and future of the Domestic Advisory Groups (DAGs) under the EU Free Trade Agreements, as well as the important role of trade and sustainability in promoting fair and inclusive growth worldwide and resilient supply chains.

12/07/2022

In order to examine and reaffirm the societal contribution of volunteers, on 7 July 2022, the Civil Society Organisations' Group of the European Economic and Social Committee will host a conference entitled Volunteers – citizens building the future of Europe, in Gdańsk, Poland. This conference is a part of a three-day mission to Gdańsk - the European Capital of Volunteering 2022.

07/07/2022

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