• This public debate of the Sustainable Development Observatory (SDO) focused on the pivotal role of sustainable and just economies in driving the implementation of SDGs. The topic is the first of six key areas for transformation identified in the SDO work programme 2023-2025. This transformation focuses on building strong economic systems that are profitable as well as environmentally sustainable and socially equitable, while ensuring sound financial practices and responsible fiscal policies.

  • Ad hoc group equality meeting

    In order to celebrate the International women's day on the 8th of March 2024 the Ad Hoc Group on Equality is organising the conference "A Gender Lens on Poverty".

  • JARDIN kick-off meeting

    The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) with the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) of the European Commission, is organising a major conference on Rare Diseases in the EU: Joint Action shaping the future of ERNs, which will take place on 8 March 2024 in the headquarters of the EESC in Brussels, Belgium.

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    With the European elections in June 2024 holding the key to Europe's future, the EESC as the institutional partner of civil society is launching the first edition of its Civil Society Week. This flagship event will gather people of all ages and backgrounds, including youth, journalists and EU institutions, for a vibrant debate on topics that matter to our everyday life and Europe's future.

  • Water is a substance that is present in our everyday lives; it is something that everyone can relate to. It is the most precious resource on earth, vital for human life and the natural environment. Water is a source of inspiration for many, so the challenges relating to it drive people to take action in their communities and across borders.

  • Stand up for democracy & speak up for Europe: Youth priorities for the next EU legislative term

    Your Europe, Your Say! (YEYS) will take place on Wednesday 6 March 2024 as part of the EESC's Civil Society Week. With the 2024 edition of YEYS taking place in the run up to the European elections, the one day event will seek to inspire its young participants to exercise their democratic right to vote and actively encourage others to do so too.

  • #CivSocWeek

    During the Civil Society Week, the journalists will have the opportunity to experience first-hand the inside work and activities of the Committee, by attending the parallel events, interviewing members and meeting with the EESC Presidency. The seminar is addressed to journalists from all EU Member States in the objective to bring them together and become better acquainted with EESC's work.

  • The 2024 edition of the EESC’s annual European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) day will take place as part of the first 2024 Civil Society Week

  • Public debate with Karl-Heinz Lambertz, Member of the Group of high-level specialists on the future of Cohesion Policy and former President of the Committee of the Regions (CoR)

    Presentation of the Report from the High Level Group on the future of Cohesion Policy by Karl-Heinz Lambertz, Member of the Group of high-level specialists on the future of Cohesion Policy and former President of the Committee of the Regions (CoR). Web streaming

  • The EESC's Permanent Group on Sustainable Food Systems will discuss "How sustainable food systems can contribute in achieving food security and nutrition, in line with SDG2 on Zero Hunger".