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Transforming societies from fossil-fuel based to circular and sustainable will require far-reaching changes in all sectors, including education. In an own-initiative opinion, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) calls for transformative education that empowers young people to contribute to the green transition.


The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) held a debate on how to improve access to finance for women entrepreneurs, as part of Committee's gender equality initiative following up on the Parliament's Gender Equality Week Initiative. Women are underserved when it comes to financing, or not at all provided for. Participants agreed that empowering these women is vital to enhance business productivity and economic growth. Moreover, women in leadership are more conscious of – and deliver on – climate objectives and encourage diversity.


With the following guests : Nicolas Schmit, EU Commissioner, Álvaro Albacete Perea (Union for the Mediterranean, Josep Ferré (Anna Lindh Foundation), Ivailo Kalfin (Eurofound), Kinga Stanislawska (European Women in Venture Capital) and Xenia Kazoli (Hellenic corp. governance council).
Civil Society Prize award ceremony on Thursday 15 Dec at 10 am