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    588th plenary session, with the following guests: Margaritis Schinas, EC´s Vice-President for Promoting our European Way of Life (tbc), Bora Muzhaqi, Minister for Youth and Children of Albania, Elias Dray,  Vice-President of the European Youth Forum, Katrīna Leitāne, President of the EESC Youth Group; Ludivine Dedonder, Minister of Defence of Belgium (tbc), Timo Pesonen, Director-General, EC Directorate-General for Defence Industry and Space (DEFIS) and Pietro De Lotto, President of the CCMI; Elisa Ferreira, European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, and Prof. Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Chair of the Group of High-Level Specialists on the Future of Cohesion Policy; László Andor, Sec. Gen. Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and Štefan Füle, Former EU Commissioner for Enlargement

    You will be able to follow the debates by web streaming. Web streaming

  • CCMI/230

    The EESC´s Consultative Commission on Industrial Change (CCMI) is organising a hearing on Industry 5.0, with the participation of the European Commission and many civil society stakeholders, aiming at providing a transformative vision for a sustainable, human-centric and resilient European industry.

  • The EESC is organising a hybrid public hearing on 28 May 2024 from 9:30 am to 1 pm.

    Its objective is to hear from policy makers, civil society organisations and social partners, about the importance of affordable community -based services and of a human rights approach to mental health care

    The outcomes of the hearing will feed into the EESC's opinion "Mental Health Community Services"

    Your participation and input are most welcome! 

  • The Western Balkans Civil Society High-Level Conference brought together EESC members, organised civil society representatives from the Western Balkan countries, and members of organised civil society and officials from Slovenia. It marked 20 years of the biggest EU enlargement thus far, and 20 years since Slovenia joined the Union. The conference was organised in close cooperation with and support from our partners and will complement the EESC’s work, such as the Western Balkans Civil Society Forum, which the EESC has organised every two years since 2006. The event provided an opportunity for participants to exchange views on the needed reforms in the Western Balkans and in the EU to maintain enlargement policy as one of the most important EU success stories. It was an opportunity to discuss the current situation of civil society in the region and the need for its better inclusion in the accession process. The participants adopted conclusions addressed to national authorities and European institutions.

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    EEA CC meets in Iceland

    Highlights from the agenda: European elections and fight against disinformation - Presentation of the report on the comparative analysis of CJUE (The Court of Justice of the European Union) and EFTA Court decisions on social security issues – Presentation of the EEA CC resolution and report on 30 years with the EEA Agreement 

  • Recognizing sustainable finance as a critical element in the pursuit of sustainability, this event aims to explore the intersectionality between biodiversity conservation and climate finance, shedding light on their interdependencies, challenges, and opportunities and providing input to the EESC own-initiative opinions (A comprehensive strategy for biodiversity at COP16 and Climate finance).

  • Public debate The involvement of youth in the work of the ECO section - Recent experience and way forward, organised during the ECO section meeting.

  • During the meeting, the EU DAG discussed past and upcoming Civil Society Forums as well as the preparation of the intersessional meeting on the topic of platform work. It was likewise an opportunity for members to receive an update from DG Trade on the EU-Korea FTA and the implementation of the TSD Chapter. The EU DAG also exchanged views on the DAG's priorities for this mandate.

  • Innovation is indeed a key component of Belgium’s economy and its productivity, and has been encouraged and supported by several instruments and policy measures, be it at the federal or at the regional level. By showcasing best practices in fostering synergies between the private sector, businesses and the R&D community, the conference aims to present the Belgian example and discuss the situation in different EU Member States.

  • The workshop delved into Europe's AI landscape, explored Europe's position in the global talent race for AI expertise and identified EU´s comparative edge and its most promising sectors when it comes to AI in R&D. It was a timely debate in view of the preparation of the next EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.