In the context of the own-initiative opinion on ''The role of civil society organisations as guardians of the common good in the post-pandemic recovery'', the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is organising a remote public hearing on Monday 28 March 2022.
The EESC is organising a virtual conference on "Health challenges in the EU in the pandemic context" on 31 March 2022 (9h30 to 17h30).
The aims of the conference will be to look into possible actions to exit the cross cutting crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, to prevent the next health threat from spiraling out of control, and to build stronger and more resilient health systems for the future.
Your participation and input are most welcome!
The webinar will explore two inter-related questions: How has the COVID-19 crisis affected the mental health of young people in Europe and what has been the impact on their employability? It will be an informal and fully virtual event on Microsoft Teams in English only.
The integrity of the Single Market came under heavy pressure during the pandemic. The vast restrictions that Member States imposed at their borders lead to a patchwork of rules, the disruption of value chains and ultimately added to the severe challenges businesses were facing in the COVID19 pandemic. Now that the vaccination rollout is picking up speed, it is time to take a step back to evaluate how the crisis impacted the Single Market and how it can be a powerful resource for a stable economic recovery. The need for a coordinated EU approach will be discussed as well as the impact initiatives, such as the Digital Green Certificate, can have on the economic recovery.
The hybrid conference will see the launch of the EESC study "The response of civil society organisations to the COVID-19 pandemic and the consequent restrictive measures adopted in Europe", as well as topical debates with high-level speakers and civil society representatives. External participants are kindly invited to follow the meeting from remote.
The award ceremony of the EESC Civil Solidarity Prize "Civil society against Covid-19" will take place on Monday 15 February 2021 at 10 a.m.
Follow the ceremony live on Facebook or Twitter. to get to know the 23 winners and their projects aimed to tackle the Covid-19 crisis and its manifold consequences!
The hearing will build on the reflection launched by the FRRL Group at its first hearing on COVID-19 in December 2020. While the first hearing focused on COVID-19's impact on employers, workers and CSOs and the EU response, the second will look at the world after.
In the framework of the work on the opinion "Tackling non-performing loans in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic', the ECO section decided to organise a hearing to discuss the action plan and to collect the views of various organisations on the topic.
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.