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  • Energy poverty at the crossroads of the European Pillar of Social Rights and the European Green Deal, Tackling energy poverty at the heart of the ecological and energy transition and Tackling energy poverty for a just transition. The conference on Affordable Energy: Turning civil society views into action will bring together participants from the EU institutions, local actors and civil society organisations from all 27 EU countries.


  • Public debate The EESC's EU Youth Test and its implementation in opinions of the ECO section, organised during the ECO section meeting.

  • As early discussions begin to determine the priorities of the next EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, this year is pivotal for shaping Europe´s R&I landscape amid global challenges. Join us for a dynamic event that is to pave the way for reflections on post-2027 policies. The focus will be put on EU´s position in global talent race for AI expertise and EU´s comparative edge when comes to research and innovation in AI as well as on knowledge valorisation from a regional perspective. What are the lessons learnt from the New European Innovation Agenda and Horizon Europe? And what are the next steps ahead of Europe in this regard?

    Discover the latest insights into research and innovations in artificial intelligence at our morning session. In the first discussion panel, we will delve into Europe's AI landscape and explore Europe's position in the global talent race for AI expertise and discuss strategies to develop and attract talent to the region. The second discussion panel will analyse Europe's comparative advantages and weaknesses in AI development and assess its ability to translate research into market success. We will identify EU´s promising sectors for AI integration and strategize for future advancements, including within the preparation of the next EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. Join us for a thought-provoking exploration of AI's role in advancing science and in shaping Europe's future.

  • Conference on Professional Support for the EU Blue Deal

    Join us on 7 May 2024, when the Liberal Professions Category of the EESC proudly presents the 8th edition of the Day of Liberal Professions. The conference is open to the public. You can either join the conference in person or from remote. Prior registration for both is required. Please register until 2 May 2024 on our dedicated registration page. Please register here until 2 May 2024.

  • Public hearing in the framework of own-initiative opinion ECO641 - Taxation Framework for Social Economy Entities

    The social economy is a vital part of the European social and economic system. It generates and maintains high-quality jobs, fosters the inclusion of marginalised groups into the labour market, promotes sustainable business practices, and provides employment for millions of people. In this way, it makes the single market more inclusive, our societies more cohesive and fosters employment models that are tailored to local and communal needs.

  • On Saturday 4 May, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) opens its doors to you, the public.

  • Impact on climate change and the global environment; consequences for companies, workers and population

    Public hearing linked to the REX own-initiaive opinion REX/586

    Deforestation of the Amazonian Forest – impacts on the climate change and global environment; consequences for companies, workers and population

  • 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.

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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