Covid-19

  • Presentation by
    Filip Pazderski
    Organisation
    Institute of Public Affairs (IPA)
    Presentation by Filip Pazderski - COVID-19 implications on CSOs’ fundamental rights and civic space
  • Speech by Diversity Europe Group President Séamus Boland
  • Presentation by
    Panagiotis (Pete) Chatzimichail, Member of the Board
    Organisation
    European Youth Forum
    Presentation by Panagiotis Chatzimichail, Member of the Board, European Youth Forum
  • Presentation by
    Neža Repanšek
    Organisation
    EESC Diversity Europe Group and National Youth Council of Slovenia
    Presentation by Neža Repanšek
  • Presentation by
    Helena Ripollés
    Organisation
    Equipo Europa
    Presentation by Helena Ripollés, Equipo Europa
  • Presentation by
    Radost Zaharieva, Policy coordinator
    Organisation
    European Public Health Alliance
    Presentation by Radost Zaharieva, Policy coordinator, European Public Health Alliance
  • Statement by
    Luca Jahier, EESC President, and Stefano Palmieri, President of the ECO section of the EESC
    Organisation
    European Economic and Social Committee

    After five days of tough negotiations, the EU has reached a deal to bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic. This is an unprecedented decision for volume, content and key elements of innovation. Europe, today, is stronger than ever.

    Nevertheless, the needed extra-mile came at a sour price. For the first time, the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) has decreased, also in real terms. The governance of the Resilience and Recovery Facility is all but consistent, with the European Parliament cut off, and the rebates increased, despite the UK's departure.

  • Statement by
    Luca Jahier, EESC President

    Tomorrow's EU-Western Balkans Summit can only underline once and for all that the effective enlargement of the European Union and the promotion of its values in the countries of the region ensure security, enhance social and economic development, consolidate democracy and the rule of law in Europe.

    Western Balkans summit must usher new solidarity mood amid COVID-19 crisis
  • Statement by
    Luca Jahier, EESC President, Christa Schweng, SOC Section President and Erika Koller, President of the study group on the inclusion of the Roma

    The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and its study group on the inclusion of the Roma join the call of Members from EU institutions as well as civil society organisations to raise concern over the worsening situation of marginalized communities, amongst them the Roma, during this difficult and uncertain period.  We praise the volunteers and employees of Roma organisations for the invaluable work they are carrying out to continue assisting the Roma community in this challenging time, during the global COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Statement by
    Luca Jahier, EESC President

    Ahead of today’s vote in the European Parliament on a strong resolution to set the tone for the meeting of Heads of state and government next week and in light of the solid package of measures proposed on 9 April by the Eurogroup to support the European economy last week, I am confident the EU has now more than ever the chance and the obligation to rise from its ashes like the Phoenix.

    The EU must rise from the ashes of the #Coronacrisis