Covid-19

  • Debate on Recovery & Resilience, linked to the adoption of the EESC resolution "Involvement of Organised Civil Society in the National Recovery and Resilience Plans – How can we improve it?"

  • On 10 May, the vice-president of the European Parliament Evelyn Regner took part in the European Day of the Liberal Professions 2022, which was hosted by the Liberal Professions Category of the EESC. She spoke during the opening session of the annual conference, which focused on the topic of Liberal Professions: Lessons Learned and Challenges ahead. Various civil society and other institutional representatives participated in the event.

  • EESC plenary debate with Věra Jourová, European Commission Vice-President for Values and Transparency, linked to the opinion SOC/691

  • Diversity Europe Group President Séamus Boland, EESC plenary debate on the 'EU priorities for recovery and the implementation of the 2022 European Commission work programme', 9 December 2021

  • Just before the summer break, Commissioner Mairead McGuinness joined an extraordinary meeting of the Diversity Europe Group of the EESC to debate the role of finance and banking in Europe's recovery.

  • On 30 June, the Diversity Europe Group held a webinar under the banner of the Conference on the Future of Europe on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the mental health and employability of young people.

  • At a conference of the Diversity Europe Group of the EESC on 12 March 2021, civil society representatives urged their organisations to tell politicians what type of society they want to create and live in.

  • Poverty and the role of civil society organisations in combatting it will be the focus of his Presidency

    With the start of the 2020-2025 term of office of the EESC, Séamus Boland takes over the Presidency of the its Diversity Europe Group. Members confirmed his new role for the next two and a half years during the first group meeting of the new term held today, 27 October. Mr Boland's Presidency will focus on the topic of "Poverty and the role of civil society organisations in combatting it".

  • Listen to the podcast
    In this last episode of the series, produced in French, Isabel Caño Aguilar, EESC Vice-President in charge of communication, describes how the pandemic has drastically changed the EESC’s communication: "Nothing will be the same after this pandemic. But we have a responsibility to react and to make Europe stronger. European citizens are expecting this from us”.

  • Reference number
    20/2020

    President Jahier criticised the EU Council's recent proposal to give national governments the power to veto a country's reform programmes under the package. In a debate with economy commissioner Paolo Gentiloni at the EESC plenary, Mr Jahier said the whole Committee stood behind the European Commission.