Press releases

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    67/2022

    The European Economic and Social Committee held a plenary debate on the role of finance and public recovery policies in promoting gender equality and the economic empowerment of women in the EU. The discussion was linked to the adoption of two opinions: one on a gender-based approach to budgeting and investing and the other on how Member States can improve the way in which the direct and indirect measures proposed in their Recovery and Resilience Plans (RRPs) affect gender equality.

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    66/2022

    En el pleno de diciembre del Comité Económico y Social Europeo (CESE) se celebró un debate sobre la reconstrucción y la resiliencia de la región euromediterránea tras la pandemia de COVID-19.

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    65/2022

    The EESC Fundamental Rights and Rule of Law Group held a public hearing on protecting women's sexual and reproductive health and rights. Participants in the debate called for free health services, access to contraception, more inclusive policies, and reproductive and sexual education. This debate was organised in collaboration with the EESC Equality Group as part of a series of EESC events following up on the European Parliament's Gender Equality Week initiative.

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    64/2022

    Las fundaciones Secretariado Gitano y Villavecchia, dos organizaciones sin ánimo de lucro españolas, han sido preseleccionadas para el Premio Sociedad Civil 2022 del CESE, que este año se otorga en dos categorías: el empoderamiento de la juventud y la ayuda a las víctimas de la guerra de Ucrania. La Fundación Secretariado Gitano ha sido seleccionada como finalista para la categoría sobre juventud junto con otros dos proyectos: uno de Italia y otro de Portugal. Por su parte, la Fundación Villavecchia compite por el premio de la categoría relativa a Ucrania junto con otros dos proyectos: uno de Polonia y otro de Rumanía.

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    63/2022

    The enormous challenges posed for Europe by Russia's aggression were the subject of the EESC's annual seminar for civil society communicators, entitled Geopolitical turmoil at Europe's door: the perspective of civil society, which took place in Zagreb, Croatia, on 24 and 25 October 2022.

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    62/2022

    Tougher legislation to combat greenwashing and built-in obsolescence along with expanded repair services and better product information can help consumers contribute to the green transition, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and European Commission leaders said during an event held on 17 November to commemorate European Consumer Day.

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    61/2022

    En la reunión del Comité Económico y Social Europeo (CESE) celebrada en Estocolmo, el secretario de Estado sueco de Asuntos Europeos, Christian Danielsson, expuso el rumbo político de la próxima Presidencia sueca del Consejo de la Unión Europea.

  • Reference number
    60/2022

    En su reunión anual, el Comité Económico y Social Europeo (CESE) y los consejos económicos y sociales nacionales de la UE debatieron la integración de las personas que huyen de la guerra en Ucrania, la autonomía estratégica abierta de la UE y el refuerzo del papel del CESE tras la Conferencia sobre el Futuro de Europa.

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    59/2022

    Are you ready for our annual YEYS! event, where students from all over Europe have their say on their active citizenship in a participatory democracy? If yes, join us!

    Your Europe, Your Say! (YEYS!) will run its 14th edition this year, returning to in-person format after three years. It is called "Youth Democracy Dialogues", and will take place between 23 and 24 March 2023.

  • Reference number
    58/2022

    A few days ahead of the COP27 meeting in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, from 6 to 18 November, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) adopted a  resolution on ''Jointly tackling an existential threat: social partners and civil society for implementation of ambitious climate action'' at its October plenary. The message of the European organised civil society is clear: we need the EU institutions and the EU Member States to maintain their leadership role and step-up their climate ambition, regardless of what other regions do.