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JCC meeting / Virtual

The EU-Chile Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) held its sixth meeting on 21 January 2021.

The members of the JCC reiterated the need to maintain the Joint Consultative Committee in the Chile-UE Association Agreement currently renegotiated, so that the JCC can express its views on any subject covered by the Agreement, including trade.

25/01/2021
Conditions so that teleworking does not increase the unequal distribution of unpaid care and domestic work between women and men and for it to be an engine for promoting gender equality

As part of its work to prepare an opinion on 'Telework and gender equality', the SOC Section of the EESC is organising a virtual public hearing on Monday 15 January 2021, from 10:30 a.m. to 13:00 p.m.

A selection of stakeholders from all levels (institutions, agencies, social partners and civil society organisations) will be invited to share their concrete reflexions and recommendations on this vast subject. This includes for instance  the factors and considerations for taking up telework, how to secure work-life balance while teleworking, ways to ensure gender equality throughout these processes and any other matters they believe to be of relevance in this context.

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15/01/2021
Virtual meeting via WEBEX

The EESC EU-Japan Follow-up Committee will meet in the morning of 7 January 2021. It will discuss various aspects of EU-Japan relations and set its work programme for the first half of the new mandate.

07/01/2021

In an exploratory opinion requested by the Portuguese Presidency of the Council, the SOC Section of the EESC is organising a virtual/hybrid public hearing on 7 January to discuss the challenges of teleworking with a focus on organization of working time, work life balance and the right to disconnect. Due to Covid-19, working from home has become the norm for millions of workers. Early estimates suggest that close to 40% of those currently working in the EU began to telework fulltime due to the pandemic.

07/01/2021

The 9th meeting of the EU-Ukraine Civil Society Platform took place on 16 December 2020 in a videoconference. During the meeting, a debate was held to assess the state of play of the implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. 

16/12/2020
Thematic debate

The presentation of key findings and policy recommendations of the Europe Sustainable Development Report 2020 by the authors will be followed by a conversation with various stakeholders and a discussion with the NAT Section Members.

15/12/2020
Follow up of the EESC opinion on Digital Mining in Europe: New solutions for the sustainable production of raw materials (CCMI/176)

The European Economic and Social Committee is holding an online event on 14 December 2020 (14h-18h) on "Blockchain technologies for the Mining Industry".

14/12/2020
Blockchain

The Meeting of the Follow-up Committee ACP-EU will virtually take place on 14 December 2020, 5-7 p.m. Brussels time, which is 4-6 p.m. G.M.T., 12 a.m.-5 p.m. in Trinidad and Tobago, 7-9 p.m. in Nairobi or 4-6 a.m. in Suva (Fiji).

This meeting will be the opportunity to properly say good-bye and thank our delegates for the good cooperation during the 2018-2020 period, before the EESC launches call for the nomination of new delegates.

14/12/2020
Fundamental Rights and Rule of Law Aspects

The input session will bring together stakeholders and EESC Members to discuss fundamental rights, democracy and rule of law aspects of the COVID-19 crisis.

A first session will cover the ongoing impact of the crisis on the fundamental rights of employers, workers and civil society organisations. A second session will discuss how fundamental rights, democracy and the rule of law can play a key role in the design of a crisis exit strategy and in a post-COVID-19 recovery phase.

10/12/2020

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