The EESC has received a request from the incoming Dutch EU Presidency for an exploratory opinion on how to achieve more sustainable food systems in a resource-constrained world. In the past few years, civil society has been increasingly concerned about the environmental, economic and social impact of unsustainable food chains. Globally, about one-third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted. Food is also one of the most important drivers of environmental pressures. The hearing will represent an opportunity to hear from experts and stakeholders about their views and initiatives for a transition to more sustainable food systems in Europe. The discussion will take a holistic and systemic approach by considering the environmental, economic and social dimensions of sustainability and the importance of cross-sectoral co-operation across the food supply chain.
On 10th and 11th March 2016, a delegation of Members TEN Section is in mission in the Balears (ES), with the objective to evaluate the islands' conversion to numerical. Welcomed by M Iago Neguereda -Regional Minister of Labour, Trade and Industry of the Government of Balearic islands- EESC Members visit three projects developed in Majorca on coastal observing and forecasting, turism and emergency.
The European Economic and Social Committee has the pleasure of inviting you to the exhibition of photographs taken by the kids of the Ecole de de Devoirs de l’Antenne Nord-Est du CPAS de la Ville de Bruxelles.
After having built their own photo camera and mastered the shooting and developing procedures, the kids explored their city, with a different gaze.
The European Economic and Social Committee has the pleasure of inviting you to the opening of the exhibition:
"Involving Women + Young People = Inclusive Construction SMEs +" A collection of portraits
Wednesday 17 February 2016 at 7 p.m.
Venue: JDE building – 6th floor – Foyer 6
Monday to Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. and Friday: 8.30 a.m. – 3.30 p.m..
The 18th edition of the European Consumer Day was held in Brussels on 10 March 2016.
We discussed the Better Regulation initiative, what should be taken into account by the Commission and other institutions in implementing this new strategy and how to make sure that consumers do not lose out.
The Outermost Regions Unit, in collaboration with the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is organising a seminar on 9 and 10 March 2016 on employment in the Outermost Regions (ORs) which have particularly high levels of unemployment.
The seminar is organized together with the EU-Kansai Institute. It aims to examine similarities and differences in the bilateral and bi-regional trade agreements each party is concluding with the United States, the TTIP and TPP agreements respectively, and to assess to what extent these negotiations will inform the future EU-Japan FTA/EPA.
In addition, one session will be dedicated to the topical issue of asylum and migration policies, and will look at similarities and differences between the two countries' approaches to migration.
The UK's future role and membership of the EU is without doubt one of the most important political issues to be debated in the next few months at both the national and European levels. Therefore, the Various Interests' Group of the EESC, chaired by its President Luca Jahier, organised a conference in Manchester on Tuesday 8 March entitled ‘The UK in the EU: What Is In It For Us?’