You are here
The European Economic and Social Committee is organising a public hearing on the Next EU youth strategy in the context of the EESC opinion SOC/589.
For the 11th time, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and Montenegro held the Civil Society Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) in Podgorica, Montenegro.
This meeting will tackle following issues:
- Assessment of the state of play in Montenegro accession negotiations to the EU
- Chapter 19 of the accession negotiations – Social policy and employment, with a special focus on the European Pillar of Social Rights
- Chapter 2 of the accession negotiations – Free movement of workers
- Overview of the Civil Society situation in Montenegro
The EU-Africa economic and social stakeholders' network will first deal with the up-coming EU-Africa Action Plan for the period 2018-2020. The annual meeting will specifically address migration and economic issues, focusing on the implications for young people. The youth focus is essential as young people clearly represent an increasingly important proportion of African populations. Moreover, youth unemployment in both Africa and Europe is a shared concern of economic and social actors. It is helping to feed migration flows, especially for young Africans who are facing a lack of prospects.
The new Justice, Rights and Values Fund aims at simplifying the existing programmes to support the promotion and strengthening of justice, values and rights in the Europe. The Fund will support the activities of a number of actors such as NGOs, equality bodies, public administrations, judicial networks or universities, but no additional funding will be provided.
"Identities, European Values and Cultural Heritage in Europe"
The 2018 prize will reward innovative initiatives carried out by civil society organisations and/or individuals on the territory of the EU and aimed at raising awareness of the multiple layers and richness of European identities, exploiting the full potential of Europe's cultural wealth, facilitating access to European cultural heritage and promoting European values (respect for human dignity and human rights, freedom, democracy, equality and the rule of law).
The second event for the European Day of Sustainable Communities will showcase the critical contribution that community-led initiatives on climate change and sustainability are making to support EU policy goals in these areas.