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  • Energy poverty at the crossroads of the European Pillar of Social Rights and the European Green Deal, Tackling energy poverty at the heart of the ecological and energy transition and Tackling energy poverty for a just transition. The conference on Affordable Energy: Turning civil society views into action will bring together participants from the EU institutions, local actors and civil society organisations from all 27 EU countries.


  • As early discussions begin to determine the priorities of the next EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, this year is pivotal for shaping Europe´s R&I landscape amid global challenges. Join us for a dynamic event that is to pave the way for reflections on post-2027 policies. The focus will be put on EU´s position in global talent race for AI expertise and EU´s comparative edge when comes to research and innovation in AI as well as on knowledge valorisation from a regional perspective. What are the lessons learnt from the New European Innovation Agenda and Horizon Europe? And what are the next steps ahead of Europe in this regard?

    Discover the latest insights into research and innovations in artificial intelligence at our morning session. In the first discussion panel, we will delve into Europe's AI landscape and explore Europe's position in the global talent race for AI expertise and discuss strategies to develop and attract talent to the region. The second discussion panel will analyse Europe's comparative advantages and weaknesses in AI development and assess its ability to translate research into market success. We will identify EU´s promising sectors for AI integration and strategize for future advancements, including within the preparation of the next EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. Join us for a thought-provoking exploration of AI's role in advancing science and in shaping Europe's future.

  • Conference on Professional Support for the EU Blue Deal

    Join us on 7 May 2024, when the Liberal Professions Category of the EESC proudly presents the 8th edition of the Day of Liberal Professions. The conference is open to the public. You can either join the conference in person or from remote. Prior registration for both is required. Please register until 2 May 2024 on our dedicated registration page. Please register here until 2 May 2024.

  • Public hearing in the framework of own-initiative opinion ECO641 - Taxation Framework for Social Economy Entities

    The social economy is a vital part of the European social and economic system. It generates and maintains high-quality jobs, fosters the inclusion of marginalised groups into the labour market, promotes sustainable business practices, and provides employment for millions of people. In this way, it makes the single market more inclusive, our societies more cohesive and fosters employment models that are tailored to local and communal needs.

  • On Saturday 4 May, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) opens its doors to you, the public.

  • Impact on climate change and the global environment; consequences for companies, workers and population

    Public hearing linked to the REX own-initiaive opinion REX/586

    Deforestation of the Amazonian Forest – impacts on the climate change and global environment; consequences for companies, workers and population

  • The 4th annual All DAGs meeting will take place on Monday 18 April 2024 09:00-13:00 at the EESC premises in JDE62.
    This will be the first All DAGs meeting of this DAG mandate and we are excited to welcome the newer DAG Members, as well as more experienced ones. It will be a unique opportunity to gather all EU DAG Members and EU institutions as one TSD community, to openly exchange ideas, challenges, and aspirations. The meeting will feature, among others, CTEO Denis Redonnet and DDG Maria Martin-Prat, DG Trade.

  • Civil society for an open democratic debate

    This is the 2nd campaign on fighting disinformation that the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is organising as part of its overall project on disinformation to be implemented with the help of civil society.

  • How cohesion policy will contribute to the convergence? What is the role of the civil society on the effective design and implementation of the cohesion funds?

    One of the most important aspects of the enlargement process will be the cohesion policy and the structural funds.

    In this context, the EESC is preparing an opinion on the role of cohesion policy in upcoming rounds of EU enlargement and it will organise a study visit in Montenegro.

    The aim of the study visit on 17/4 is to discuss and explore the possibilities of civil society to respond to the challenges of cohesion policy and how the partnership principle will be implemented. A number of Montenegro officials and civil society actors will then participate in the works of the study visit.