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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. 

Stay tuned for the launch of the event, expected on 25 October 2021!

31/03/2022 01/04/2022

The EESC will hold its conference on the "Geopolitics of the Green Deal" in Brussels on 6 December 2021. This hybrid meeting, co-organised with the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), will look into the effects of the Green Deal on the position of the EU in the world.

06/12/2021
What kind of Europe do you dream of? Civil society and the Conference on the Future of Europe

On 18-19 November, the European Economic and Social Committee will hold its Connecting EU seminar 2021. Entitled "What kind of Europe do you dream of? Civil Society and the Conference on the Future of Europe, the Connecting EU Seminar will debate three issues that will be crucial for tomorrow's Europe. The event will be held fully in person in the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon.

18/11/2021 19/11/2021

The EESC is organising a public hearing on "The right to make decisions: advancing the issue of Legal Capacity for persons with disability" on 15 November 2021.

The aim of the event is to:

  • show the cross-cutting nature of legal capacity, and how not being entitled to it has repercussions on different areas of life
  • reflect on which steps the EU could take to make progress on legal capacity

Your participation and input are most welcome!

15/11/2021
Online event TEN | CCMI

The aim of this event is to discuss the opportunities and challenges provided by the European Year of Rail, regarding the benefits of rail, its contribution to sustainable and smart mobility, and what must still be done so that it can become the sustainable and competitive transport option.

15/11/2021
AI made in Europe: empowering and protecting the public and businesses

The first-ever legal framework on AI will be in the spotlight of the second edition of the AI stakeholder summit, co-organised by the Digital Transition and Single Market Observatory (EESC) and the Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age (European Parliament).

08/11/2021
Diversity Europe Group conference on the state of associations, organised in partnership with Civil Society Europe

The conference is being organised by the Diversity Europe Group, in partnership with Civil Society Europe and with the support of the EESC's Civil Society Liaison Group and the Associational Life Category.

Registrations for external participants are open on this page until 26 October 2021 (12.00 noon).

05/11/2021
Fundamental rights and the rule of law

The conference will cover developments in the EU in the area of fundamental rights and the rule of law in 2020-2021. It will offer a space for dialogue amongst stakeholders, in particular the ones which contributed to country visits led by the EESC Fundamental Rights and Rule of Law (FRRL) Group in 2020-2021 and to the first two European Commission Rule of Law Reports published in 2020 and 2021. The discussions during the day, including in parallel breakout sessions, will focus on the four key themes which structure the European Rule of Law Mechanism: Justice, Media, Corruption, Checks and balances.

04/11/2021

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