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Mental health

The 14th EESC civil society prize will reward effective, innovative and creative initiatives carried out on the territory of the EU which support people with mental health conditions and promote an environment fostering mental well-being on an individual or collective basis. The deadline for submitting applications is 30 September 2023, 10 a.m. (CEST).

01/07/2023 31/12/2023

Water is a vital but an increasingly scarce resource. As the global population grows, so does the demand for water. The problem is global, but also concerns our continent: in summer 2022 Europe saw the most severe droughts in 500 years. Almost two thirds of European citizens consider water quality and/or quantity in their country to be a serious problem. Climate change will further affect the availability, quality and quantity of water. …

01/01/2023 31/12/2023

As in the previous years, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will actively take part in the annual United Nations Framework on Climate Change – COP28, which this year will take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from 30 November until 12 December 2023. This year's COP marks the 31st anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

30/11/2023 12/12/2023
Migrants in Europe today: specific needs, skills and communication for stronger inclusion

The European Migration Forum – the dialogue platform on migration, asylum and migrant integration – will meet for the eight time on 4-5 December 2023.

Participation in the Forum meeting is by invitation only - the call for interested civil society organisations is now closed.

04/12/2023 05/12/2023

The EESC will hold a conference in Madrid on 29 November 2023 from 9:30 am to 1 pm on " Present and future of EU policy for older people"


In view of the next Belgian and European elections, the EESC, in partnership with the Brussels Commissioner for Europe and International Organisations, brings together staff from across European institutions and Belgian representatives to discuss the participation of European civil servants in Belgian life.


The conference, co-organised by the European Economic and Social Committee and the European Commission will take place in Brussels on 8 November 2023. It will be held in the framework of the current European Year of Skills.


On 8 November, the EESC will hold a conference on ''The social dimension in the National Recovery and Resilience Plans''.

The event represents an opportunity for policy-makers, EESC members, experts, national civil society organisations and social partners to discuss with the audience ways of ensuring that the social dimension occupies a central position in National Recovery and Resilience Plans. Participants will look at the actual implementation of NRRPs, examine whether the investment and reforms manage to address social challenges, and highlight the role of the social partners and civil society organisations in implementing these reforms.