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La 3ª reunión del Comité Consultivo Conjunto (CCC) Chile-Unión Europea se celebró en Santiago de Chile el 6 y 7 de diciembre de 2018. La reunión abordo temas de alta relevancia para ambas partes en el marco del Acuerdo de Asociación UE-Chile, como la inversión y cooperación, el trabajo decente y la economía informal, la Agenda de Desarrollo Sostenible y propuestas para reforzar el papel del Comité Consultivo Conjunto. Los miembros del CCC adoptaron una Declaración Final sobre estos cuatro temas.

El CCC está compuesto por dieciocho miembros, nueve del Comité Económico y Social Europeo (CESE) y nueve de las organizaciones de la sociedad civil chilena. Está copresidida por Josep Puxeu Rocamora, miembro del CESE, y Roberto Zúñiga Belauzarán, director de la Confederación Nacional de Micro, Pequeña y Mediana Empresa (CONAPYME).

06/12/2018 07/12/2018
Extraordinary meeting of Group III - Workshop on communication

On 6-7 December, the Diversity Europe Group held its extraordinary meeting at the EESC premises (VMA Building - Room VMA3). During this meeting entitled 'Bursting Brussels' 'Bubble': How to communicate Your Europe', EESC Group III Members learned more about efficient communication tools in order to become EU 'ambassadors' and to communicate the way they feel about Europe

 

06/12/2018 07/12/2018

The Labour Market Observatory of the EESC is organising a conference entitled "Challenges and opportunities of SMEs in the context of future of work and digitalisation" on the 6 December 2018 from 10 am to 4:15 pm, at the EESC.
The event will look into the current situation of SMEs in the EU, in the context of recent developments linked to technological change. It will showcase several good practices from EU countries and feature speakers from the European Parliament, European Commission, the EESC, Eurofound, Cedefop, think-tanks, as well as from social partners and other civil society organisations.

06/12/2018

During the meeting, the composition of the presidency was confirmed. The Group discussed its mandate, and proposed topics ahead of the 2019 Civil Society Forum. Moreover, the EU DAG discussed with representatives of the EC matters related to the implementation of the EU-Korea FTA under three pillars of sustainable development.

30/11/2018

This event will explore civil society's role in the Sustainable Development Strategies. It will also give particular attention to the monitoring of the progress on SDGs, both at the national and EU level by debating the SDG indicators and potential for their improvement.

30/11/2018
From Design to Monitoring

To address planned obsolescence, protect consumers and boost the transition to a circular economy, in 2013 the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) called for a total ban on products with built-in defects designed to prematurely end a product's life. It recommended that better information to consumers on the lifespan of products should be established. On the basis of this opinion – the first European text on this topic – the European Parliament voted in July 2017 on a resolution for a longer lifetime for products: benefits for consumers and companies.

30/11/2018
What is their new role as regards active labour market policies?

The Labour Market Observatory of the EESC is organising a conference entitled "Public employment services in the context of the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights: what is their new role as regards active labour market policies?" on the 29 November 2018 from 10 am to 5 pm, at the EESC. The event will look into the current situation of public employment services in the EU, in the context of the implementation of the Pillar of Social Rights and other recent developments. It will showcase several good practices from EU countries, as regards activation, outreach to vulnerable people and cooperation with employers and trade unions. Speakers include representatives from the European Parliament, European Commission, the EESC, the OECD, the Public Employment Services (PES) Network, Eurofound, academia, as well as social partners and other civil society organisations.

29/11/2018

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