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The Truth about lies. Youth Challenging Disinformation


"Your Europe, Your Say!" is the EESC's annual event for young people. Schools from all of the 27 EU Member States, the 5 EU candidate countries and a Brussels-based European school are invited to apply to take part and one school from each country is then selected by drawing lots. 

This year, the discussions will focus on disinformation and fake news. The goal of the event will be to raise awareness of the dangers of disinformation and to encourage the participants to become more active in the fight against fake news. 

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The hearing will gather stakeholders to discuss the proposal by the European Commission to extend the list of EU crimes referred to in Article 83(1) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) to all forms of hate crime and hate speech.

This initiative is part of the EU’s response to extremist ideologies online and more specifically to the proliferation of racist and xenophobic hate speech on the internet.

The hearing will feed in the preparation of the EESC Opinion on the subject.

The EU as a driver of shared prosperity – civil society for an economy that works for people & the planet

While Europe and its societies are still in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic and with the Conference on the Future of Europe in its closing stages, the EESC will be holding its annual Civil Society Days in March 2022.

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Europe's industrial fabric is at the heart of our/the backbone of its economies: it generates wealth, it creates jobs and it fuels our welfare systems. Since the beginning of the health crisis, many companies have been struggling to tackle unprecedented challenges and find creative ways to reinvent themselves, build resilience and survive. This transformation is crucial, especially in dealing with the economic and social consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This hybrid event will look into civil society's contribution towards rebuilding a sustainable and green digital Europe – a Europe that does not lose sight of long-term growth and investment strategies, but at the same time ensures fairness and leaves no one behind.

Shaping Europe together

EESC event in the framework of the Conference on the Future of Europe


Restoring sustainable carbon cycles initiative builds on the European Climate Law committing the European Union to the objective of climate-neutrality by balancing Union-wide greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and removals by 2050 at the latest.


In order to prepare its opinion on the Working Conditions of Platform Workers' proposals by the European Commission, the EESC is organising a remote public hearing on 18 February 2022 from 9:30 am to 1 pm.


The conference is a joint European Commission-EESC event to discuss the annual report on the application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, issued by the Commission in December 2021.


A proposed review of EU banking rules aims at ensuring that EU banks become more resilient to potential future economic shocks, while contributing to Europe's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and the transition to climate neutrality. The public hearing will provide the views of institutional and civil society stakeholders, and will help form the policy recommendations the EESC is drawing up on the legislative proposals currently under discussion.


In order to prepare its opinion on a renewed EU action plan against migrant smuggling (2021-2025) presented by the Commission, the EESC is organising a remote public hearing on 4 February 2022 from 10:00 to 13:00.