Programme

1 March 2021

10:00 - 12:00 – Opening session (interpretation: EN, FR, sign language)

Chaired by Brikena Xhomaqi, Liaison Group co-chair (Lifelong Learning Platform)

  • Welcome by Christa Schweng, President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Discussion on the challenges in building a sustainable recovery with:

Dubravka Šuica, Vice-President of the European Commission 

Christa Schweng, President of the EESC

Daniel Freund, Member of the European Parliament

Nathan Méténier, member of UN General Secretary's Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change

João Labrincha, Academia Cidadã 

  • Audience Q&A 

14:30 - 16:30 – Workshop 1: Multilevel sustainable democracy in Europe (in English)

Organised by the European Association for Local Democracy (ALDA), European Citizen Action Service (ECAS), International Association Rurality-Environment-Development (R.E.D.) and the EESC Ad hoc Group on Fundamental Rights and the Rule of Law


2 March 2021

10:00 - 12:00 – Workshop 2:  Social Economy and youth entrepreneurship for a sustainable recovery (in English)

Organised by Social Economy Europe (SEE), Cooperatives Europe and the EESC section for the Single Market, Production and Consumption (INT)                    

14:30 - 16:30 – Workshop 3:  The role of education and culture in the sustainable recovery for Europe (in English)

Organised by Culture Action Europe (CAE),the European Association of Institutes for Vocational Training (EVBB), the Lifelong Learning Platform (LLLP) and the EESC section for Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship (SOC)                        


3 March 2021

10:00 - 12:00 – Workshop 4:  The future of work in the wellbeing economy (in English)

Organised by the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), the European Youth Forum (YFJ), the EESC section for Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment (NAT) and the EESC Sustainable Development Observatory (SDO)

14:30 - 16:30 – Workshop 5:  Youth activism, systemic change and recovery in Europe (in English)

Organised by Volonteurope, the European Youth Forum (YFJ) and the EESC Sustainable Development Observatory (SDO)


4 March 2021

10:00 - 12:00 – Workshop 6:  A Social Green Deal for a sustainable recovery (in English)

Organised by the Social Platform, Solidar and the EESC section for Economic and Monetary Union and Economic and Social Cohesion (ECO) 

14:00 - 15:30 – Workshop 7: The role of key civil society groups in the renovation wave (in English)

Organised by the Architects' Council of Europe (ACE), International Union of Property Owners (UIPI) and the EESC section for Transport,Energy, Infrastructure and the Information Society (TEN)

16:00 - 18:00 – Workshop 8: The role and economic value of volunteers in the road to recovery and beyond (in English)

Organised by the Centre for European Volunteering, the EESC section for Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship (SOC)                        


5 March 2021

10:00 - 12:00 – Closing session (interpretation: EN, FR, sign language)

Moderated by Assya Kavrakova, Director of ECAS

  • Towards a sustainable recovery for the future of Europe's citizens - Panel discussion building on the workshops' outcomes:

Miguel Filipe Pardal Cabrita, Secretary of State, Portuguese EU Council Presidency

Vasco Cordeiro, First Vice President of the European Committee of the Regions 

Diederik Samsom, Head of Cabinet of Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice President for the European Green Deal, European Commission

Piotr Sadowski, President of the Social Platform

Victor Meseguer, Director of the Social Economy Europe

Anja Fortuna, Vice-President of the European Youth Forum

Sandro Gozi, MEP and President of the Union of European Federalists 

Audience Q&A

  • Closing remarks

Christa Schweng, President of the EESC

Brikena Xhomaqi, Liaison Group co-chair (Lifelong Learning Platform – LLLP)

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