Upcoming events

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

    The objective of the conference is 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 will be 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.

     

  • This 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.

  • Registration is now closed. We invite you to follow live via webstreaming.

  • For the 18th time, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and Montenegro will hold 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. It complements with a civil society point of view the EU institutional framework related to the Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the EU and Montenegro. This joint institution allows civil society organisations on both sides to monitor the country's accession negotiations. It is also a platform to discuss issues of common interest and to inform the public at large on the challenges ahead during the accession period.

    Main topics of the 18th meeting of the EU-Serbia JCC will be:

    • Current state of play in EU-Montenegro relations, including the fulfillment of interim benchmarks for Cluster 1: The Fundamentals of the Accession Process and the New growth plan and facility for the Western Balkans
    • Cluster 4: Green agenda & sustainable connectivity, with a focus on environment & climate change
    • Cluster 4: Green agenda & sustainable connectivity, with a focus on energy & transport policy
    • Overview of the civil society situation in Montenegro, including social dialogue
  • 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 4th annual All DAGs meeting will take place on Monday 18 April 2024 09:00-13:00 at the EESC premises in JDE62.
    This will be the first All DAGs meeting of this DAG mandate and we are excited to welcome the newer DAG Members, as well as more experienced ones. It will be 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 will feature, 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.

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    The agenda and all information regarding this plenary session will be available 8 days prior to the event. You will be able to follow the debates by web streaming. Web streaming

  • This public hearing aims to exchange views with civil society representatives from candidate countries and EU's stakeholders on the opportunities and challenges for the EU-agri-food sector with EU enlargement and to identify the contributions of the accession countries to the EU's social, environmental, and economic sustainability.