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Between June 2021 and March 2022 the European Economic and Social Committee is organising a series of events on the updated new industrial strategy, announced by the European Commission on 5 May 2021. The main objective of these events is to hear the view of civil society organisations on the future of European industry. Each event will focus on a specific aspect of the strategy, from the role of critical raw materials to industry's role to achieve the Green Deal, from Europe's competitiveness on the global stage to a truly Just Transition and public & private investments.

Kick-off event - With European Commission Executive Vice-President Timmermans

Following the recommendations of the EESC own-initiative opinion on Youth Engagement on Climate and Sustainability*, the EESC will host the first round table bringing youth climate activists and representatives of youth organisations together with high-level EU decision-makers to discuss EU policies on climate and sustainability.


562nd plenary session of the EESC, with the following guests: Anže Logar, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia, A post-Covid economy that works for all - Towards a well-being economy? with Tim Jackson, James Watson, Sandrine Dixson-Declève and Fabrice Murtin, and a debate on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning with Jayant Narayan.

07/07/2021 08/07/2021
CCMI 183 hearing

This online hearing organised by the Consultative Commission on Industrial Change (CCMI) will gather views from key industry stakeholders on how the EU Recovery Plan can support Resource and Energy-Intensive Industries (REEIs) in their socially acceptable transition towards de-carbonisation and digitalisation.

Webinar organised by the Diversity Europe Group

The webinar will explore two inter-related questions: How has the COVID-19 crisis affected the mental health of young people in Europe and what has been the impact on their employability? It will be an informal and fully virtual event on Microsoft Teams in English only.


The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in major economic and social impacts across the EU, worsening the already precarious situation of marginalised communities, amongst them the Roma. The hearing aims to look at the Covid situation for the Roma community living in settlements, as well as their access to services, particularly health services. It will then discuss the measures that are needed to address the situation, with the participation of organisations from various Member States.


Strategic foresight is increasingly being embedded into EU policy making. It involves exploring different possible future scenarios and considering the opportunities and challenges connected to them, to contribute to policy action that shapes the future in a way we would like.
The conference will focus on the economic aspects of strategic foresight, and how strategic foresight influences considerations and policy making in public authorities in the EU, and how economic and social actors use foresight in their organisations.


In the framework of the elaboration of its own-initiative opinion on "Advertising for modern, responsible consumption", the EESC organized a hearing which aimed at gathering the point of view of different actors. The conclusions of the hearing will then be integrated into the opinion.