This page is also available in

EU:n ja Venäjän seurantakomitea on ETSK:n sisäinen elin, joka vastaa suhteista Venäjän kansalaisyhteiskuntaan.

Sen jälkeen, kun Venäjän federaation viranomaiset käynnistivät sodan Ukrainaa vastaan 24. helmikuuta 2022, Venäjän vapaa kansalaisyhteiskunta on vaiennettu erityislaeilla ja lisääntyvillä sortotoimilla ja monet hallinnon arvostelijat on pakotettu maanpakoon.

Nykyisissä vaikeissa olosuhteissa ETSK on päättänyt pitää vuoropuhelukanavan avoimena EU:n alueella vaikuttavien Venäjän kansalaisyhteiskunnan sodanvastaista osaa edustavien toimijoiden suuntaan.

Tämä on johtanut hedelmälliseen tietojen ja näkemysten vaihtoon siitä, miten kahdenvälisten suhteiden tulisi jatkua sen jälkeen, kun sota on päättynyt ja vapaus ja demokratia on palautettu maahan.

Displaying 51 - 60 of 133



In 2016 the EU-Africa Network of economic and social stakeholders will gather Nairobi (Kenya) on 6-7 July. This year the focus will be on:

• MIGRATION (follow-up to the Valletta Summit between EU and African heads of state, comparative of EU and African approaches to legal migration)

• CLIMATE CHANGE AND AGRICULTURE (how to facilitate socio-economic actors' access to financial resources to fight against climate change)

The EESC will organise a meeting bringing together the representatives of the employers, workers and various interests' group (particularly farmers) from both continents to reinforce cooperation among European and African socio-economic actors, raise awareness and improve knowledge of available sources of financing to tackle climate change and identify common strategies and possible partnerships.

06/07/2016 07/07/2016

Ahead of the international Roma Day on 8 April, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will hold a hearing on "Anti-gypsyism, possible responses", which will feed into the work of the EESC permanent study group on Roma inclusion monitoring the implementation the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies.

Anti-gypsyism is an important barrier to the effective implementation of the framework and national integration strategies, and the hearing wants to shed light on possible responses to this cross-cutting problem. The European refugee crisis acerbates problems with general racism, xenophobia which also affects Roma. A hearing on anti-gypsyism and other forms of racism and xenophobia will allow exchanging best practices on how to combat these phenomena.


The Dutch Presidency has requested an exploratory opinion about the shift from the traditional employment relationship to more non-standard forms of employment, introduced among others by online platforms like Uber. The EESC is to examine the link between new forms of employments relationships to a decent living wage and make policy recommendations as to how to take full advantage of digital innovation but regulate and mitigate the effects in terms of labour law protection and social protection.


The hearing is held within the framework of the preparation of an own-initiative opinion entitled: "The digital growth pillar: e-seniors, a potential 25% of the European population."

8 pages

The External Relations Section (REX) of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is responsible for dialogue between European civil society organisations and their homologues from the countries with which the European Union has formal relations (e.g. under the form of a Free Trade Agreement). Through this dialogue, made possible by a series of bilateral bodies, and through specialized opinions and information reports, the Committee is able to concretely contribute to EU foreign policy.

Published in: 
2 pages

Realistic targets are needed to achieve a competitive and sustainable energy ecosystem

Published in: 
Ms Kamila Partyka - Policy Officer
Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, European Commission

EU-Russia Cooperation in Higher Education (.pptx)