The aim of this event was to illustrate the pivotal role and daily challenges of civil society organisations in helping refugees and migrants. In doing so, the Diversity Europe Group wished to re-focus political attention on the topic and to offer a forum for civil society and EU Institutions to debate these issues in the context of EU recovery and reconstruction, post Covid-19. Following the concept of a “hybrid meeting”, the conference took place both online and at the premises of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in Brussels.
The webinar will serve to reflect on the building blocks for a new structured approach to youth engagement in climate and sustainability policies at EU level. The discussion will feed into the EESC Own-initiative opinion on "Towards structured youth engagement on climate and sustainability". ► Watch again
The webinar is organised to provide input into the preparation of an EESC own-initiative opinion on "Towards an EU strategy on sustainable consumption". The opinion will contribute to the reflection on post-crisis recovery by providing concrete recommendations for a comprehensive strategy on sustainable consumption, as part of the European Green Deal. ► Watch again
With Michel Barnier, head of the task force responsible for finalising negotiations under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union (10/06 - 3.00 pm) and Elisa Ferreira, European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reform (11/06 - 10:15 am).
The webinar will serve to bring the concept of wellbeing economy to the debate in the EU. By presenting several perspectives, it will contribute to the debate on the post-COVID recovery and reconstruction at the level of the EESC. ► Watch again
The European Migration Forum – the dialogue platform on migration, asylum and migrant integration - will meet for the sixth time in June 2020.
The sixth meeting of the European Migration Forum – the dialogue platform on migration, asylum and migrant integration – has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc European and global health systems and economies. Stemming the tide has severely impacted all EU member states, even though with different magnitudes.
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.