The 14th meeting of the EU DAG under the EU-Canada CETA, and the first meeting of the new 2023-25 term, will take place on 27 October 2023. The DAG will elect a new chair, discuss the progress in implementing the Trade and Sustainable Development Chapter and exchange views on the EU-CETA DAG priorities for the new term.
The EESC hosted the 2nd Civil Society Forum on Trade and Sustainable Development : ' The other side of trade: a bottom-up approach to sustainable development' on 14 November 2023. Moving on from the fundamental question "Have we been listening?", the event examined Trade and Sustainable Development (TSD) from different angles with a common approach: inclusive, bottom-up and solution-oriented.
The Civil Society Organisations' Group of the European Economic and Social Committee and the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) are co-organising a symposium on analysing the current threat of citizenwashing, a term coined to describe a situation in which public authorities and politicians give the appearance of involving the public in decision-making without actually taking their views into account.
For in-person and online registration please follow this link. Deadline Friday (10 Nov)
The 8th meeting of the EU Domestic Advisory Group (DAG) under the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (FTA) took place on 10 November 2023.
On 9 November 2023, the ACP-EU Follow-up Committee held a meeting for a timely update on ACP-EU relations and with a view to discuss the participation of civil society in the post-Cotonou Agreement, the so-called Samoa Agreement that has been signed on 15 November.
Planned obsolescence has been pronounced for the first time in this Committee exactly 10 years ago, and it was in the framework of a CCMI opinion. Rapporteur was Thierry Libaert.
The EESC will hold a hybrid hearing in Brussels on 9 November 2023 from 2:30 to 5:30 pm on "Young people and mental health"
In the event, we will discuss some of the factors affecting mental health of young generations, namely addiction to social media climate anxiety and other social determinants like working conditions. The objective will be to propose possible actions to protect mental health of young people and improve their wellbeing.
The conference, co-organised by the European Economic and Social Committee and the European Commission will take place in Brussels on 8 November 2023. It will be held in the framework of the current European Year of Skills.
Cette conférence de haut niveau a été une occasion d'examiner la mise en œuvre concrète des plans nationaux de relance et de résilience (PNRR) et de voir si les investissements et les réformes permettent de relever les défis sociaux.
Parmi les intervenants figurent des représentants de la Commission européenne, du Parlement européen, du Réseau européen des services publics de l'emploi, de l'EIGE (Institut européen pour l'égalité entre les hommes et les femmes), d'Eurofound (Fondation européenne pour l'amélioration des conditions de vie et de travail), du CEPS, de la KU Leuven, des représentants de la jeunesse et des partenaires sociaux au niveau européen (BusinessEurope, CES) et au niveau national.
The Workers' Group upcoming category meeting "Workers' voice for more democratic participation" will focus on the digital and green just transition from a trade union perspective.