• The 4th annual All DAGs meeting took place on Monday 18 April 2024 09:00-13:00 at the EESC premises in JDE62.
    This was the first All DAGs meeting of this DAG mandate which welcomed the newer DAG Members, as well as more experienced ones. It was a unique opportunity to gather all EU DAG Members and EU institutions as one TSD community, to openly exchange ideas, challenges, and aspirations. The meeting featured, among others, CTEO Denis Redonnet and DDG Maria Martin-Prat, DG Trade.

  • Civil society for an open democratic debate

    This is the 2nd campaign on fighting disinformation that the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is organising as part of its overall project on disinformation to be implemented with the help of civil society.

  • How cohesion policy will contribute to the convergence? What is the role of the civil society on the effective design and implementation of the cohesion funds?

    One of the most important aspects of the enlargement process will be the cohesion policy and the structural funds.

    In this context, the EESC is preparing an opinion on the role of cohesion policy in upcoming rounds of EU enlargement and it will organise a study visit in Montenegro.

    The aim of the study visit on 17/4 is to discuss and explore the possibilities of civil society to respond to the challenges of cohesion policy and how the partnership principle will be implemented. A number of Montenegro officials and civil society actors will then participate in the works of the study visit.

  • The 13th meeting of the EU-Moldova Civil Society Platform will take place in Chisinau, Moldova, on 16 April 2024. During the meeting, a debate will focus on assessing the progresses of Moldova in the implementation of the Association Agreement and the European Commission's recommendations regarding its accession to the EU.

    The Platform will look at progresses and challenges in the implementation of the commitments in the implementation of the justice sector reform, fighting corruption and de-oligarchization, as well as at the current consumer protection framework.

    A joint declaration, prepared by both sides, will be discussed and adopted.

  • The half-day high-level conference, organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in partnership with the Bulgarian Industrial Capital Association (BICA), Water Europe and Veolia, will bring together European and Bulgarian stakeholders, policymakers, industry representatives, organised civil society, academia and media. The objective is to promote the need for an EU Blue Deal and a water-smart strategy at the national level., and open up opportunities to engage with local stakeholders and identify avenues for knowledge transfer.

  • La conférence est ouverte au public. Vous avez la possibilité d’y participer en personne ou à distance. Une inscription préalable est requise dans un cas comme dans l’autre. Veuillez vous inscrire ici jusqu'au 11 avril 2024.

  • For the 18th time, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and Montenegro held the Civil Society Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) in Podgorica on 16 April 2024. The JCC is a civil society platform established between the EESC and Montenegrin civil society.

  • Resilient and Efficient Energy for a Future-proof and Secure Economy

    The objective of the conference was to build on the European Economic Security Strategy towards forward-looking strategic planning based on the assessment of threats, risks and vulnerabilities. In this respect, the focus was on energy supply at stable, predictable and affordable prices which comes from sustainable sources, as a cornerstone for European industrial competitiveness. The need for a sustainable energy mix and energy systems, including solutions for storage of energy from renewable sources, are amongst the main factors that will determine European competitiveness in the years to come.


  • Leçons tirées des premières années de mise en œuvre de la période de programmation 2021-2027

    Débat public sur le 9ème rapport de cohésion : Leçons tirées des premières années de mise en œuvre de la période de programmation 2021-2027, en marge de la réunion de la section ECO.

  • Rural Pact debate #5

    With this debate, the EESC wants to contribute to reflections on the foundations of a just transition framework on the agri-food sector to achieve a sustainable food system and move forward with concrete recommendations, for example, looking at the skills, capacity and mental support needed, or identifying some key policy areas and legal leverage points that could be triggered to start a just food transition for the EU.

    Given the link between agriculture and rural areas and farmers with food production, the recommendations of this opinion will also have a positive impact on rural development.