We are now in the third year since the Goals were launched and not enough has been done to ensure they will be achieved by 2030. This event will present and examine Eurostat's new EU tailored SDG Report and engage participants in a discussion on how to best address various SDGs requiring concerted support for their further implementation.
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Objectives: To contribute to a broad public debate on the transition towards a new European ("post E2020") Strategy, addressing the global transformation of the economy and society through digitalisation and accelerated technological changes (the Fourth Industrial Revolution) in order to manage a transition towards a more sustainable European future. This will feed into concrete policy guidance for the European Commission and Parliament and contribute to an action plan for Civil Society Organisations to help them align and strengthen political and operational priorities.
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will celebrate its Ninth meeting of European Union, Latin American and Caribbean Organised Civil Society in Panama City on 3 and 4 October 2017. The meeting will take place within the framework of the preparation of the 9th Summit of Heads of State or Government of the European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean and will enable the development of dialogue between civil society organizations in the EU and LAC, promote the strengthening of these organizations and bring to light the point of view of organized civil society before the Heads of State.
The event will bring together 120 participants, including EESC members, organized civil society representatives from Latin American and the Caribbean, as well as guest speakers. The topics for discussion include multilateralism, open and fair trade, and decent work and the preservation of the environment as pillars of sustainable development.
On the second anniversary of the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2030 Agenda) and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the European Economic and Social Committee has the pleasure to invite you to a public debate that will explore how the monitoring of implementation of the SDGs should take shape in the EU.
The first ever launch event for the European Day of Sustainable Communities showcased the critical contribution that community-led initiatives on climate change and sustainability are making to support EU policy goals in these areas.
The EESC side-event at the UN High-level Political Forum session this year in New York will look into the broader experiences with civil society involvement in the EU and other world regions and will try to define enabling conditions for a strong and active role of stakeholders.
After the entry of force of CETA, Commissioner Malmstrom said she intends to "immediately open a broad debate based on thorough consultation of all stakeholders including EU Member States, Members of the European Parliament, Members of the European Economic and Social Committee and civil society". In this context, the European Commission asks the EESC to organise a discussion on a position paper, which will be prepared by the European Commission on the assessment and possible options for improvement of the functioning of the TSD chapters, which will most probably focus on substantive provisions, institutional mechanisms, civil society participation and dispute settlement. The event is organised in the framework of this upcoming position paper.
The European Economic and Social Committee organises a panel discussion on "Sustainable Economy and Social Cohesion". The EESC as the consultative Committee for the European Union, in which European Social Partners as well as other organisations of civil society are represented , has adopted an opinion on the "Economy for the Common Good", that will be presented at the event by EESC rapporteur Carlos Trias Pintó. This is followed by a debate on political implementation and scientific concepts of alternative economic models.
On 5 June the EESC organises an expert international conference in Prague at the European Commission premises, where it will present the opinion: "Forum for the Sustainable Development“ and some other recommendations focused on the Agenda for Sustainable Development. There will be an opportunity to speak about the global level – UN and national level – as well as to present the views of the Czech Government Council for Sustainable Development. The conference 's last part will consist of a moderated discussion with examples of activities of the universities and organized citizens society.
The EESC is drawing up an opinion on the Commission's recent communication dedicated to waste to energy. This public hearing aims at gathering stakeholders' views on this critical aspect of the waste management and the transition towards a circular economy.