Covid-19 is a game-changer for migration, affecting the lives of migrants and asylum seekers across Europe, while pointing to structural weaknesses in the EU’s policies.
Which world do we want after COVID-19? Making Europe safe, based on a vision deeply rooted in the European tradition of "caring." Is this the route to a possible new rEUnaissance?
The fifth meeting of the EU-Chile Civil Society Joint Consultative Committee (JCC), established by the EU-Chile Association Agreement was held via a video conference on 15 May 2020.
The members discussed topics of interest for both parties, such as the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on cooperation, trade and investment, decent work and informal economy and the Agenda for Sustainable Development; as well as proposals for strengthening of the role of the Joint Consultative Committee. The members adopted a Final Declaration on these topics.
The 8th meeting of the EU Domestic Advisory Group under the EU-Ukraine DCFTA took place via a video conference on 6 May 2020. Please click on the programme tab to consult the topics on the agenda.
In the midst of COVID-19 pandemic, what is the EU's role in relation to its sister continent Africa? The President of the European Economic and Social Committee Luca Jahier held a webinar on Wednesday 29th April to discuss the impact of COVID-19 to the new EU-Africa Strategy and the latest developments at EU and African level on COVID-19 ongoing crisis.
The European Economic and Social Committee is organising the Second edition of the AI Europe stakeholder Summit entitled: White paper on artificial intelligence - What civil society has to say? The Summit will focus particularly on two topics: 1) Use of AI in the workplace and 2) AI-driven biometric recognition systems (including facial recognition).
At a time when citizens are demanding broader involvement in shaping European policies, the EESC Civil Society Days are intended to be a public forum to connect European citizens, civil society organisations and European institutions for a debate about the defining task of our times and the most pressing challenge for Europe, namely "keeping our planet and people healthy". In other words, putting the European economy and society as well as the planet on a more sustainable path.
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is organising a public hearing on "Challenges and prospects for the deinstitutionalisation process in Croatia " on 31 March 2020, in the context of a fact finding mission of the EESC's Study Group on Disability Rights.
During the hearing, we will listen to representatives from public authorities and civil society to find out how the deinstitutionalisation process is advancing in Croatia.
Your participation and input are most welcome!