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    Europe, water you waiting for? – EESC plenary to issue call for an EU Blue Deal

    582nd plenary session, with the following guests: Evelyn Regner, Vice-President of the European Parliament and Helena Dalli, European Commissioner for Equality, Pernille Weiss, Member of the European Parliament, Chair of the MEP Water Group. Web streaming

  • The EESC's Permanent Group on disability Rights is organising a hybrid public hearing on "The Web accessibility directive: looking forward" on 23 October 2023 from 9:30 am to 1 pm.

    The aim of the Web Accessibility Directive is to provide people with disabilities with better access to public websites and mobile apps.

    In the hearing, stakeholders will look at the main challenges hindering a full application of the directive and discuss which would be the necessary next steps to take in this field to ensure full digital accessibility within the EU

  • The purpose of this hearing was to contribute to the EESC opinion and to the debate on the rethinking of the internal market in light of the acceleration of the twin transitions and on crafting a European Industrial Strategy that strenghen EU industries.

  • western balkan CSForum

    The EESC organised its 9th Western Balkans Civil Society Forum in Holiday Inn Hotel Thessaloniki Monastiriou 8, Thessaloniki 546 29, Greece on 19 and 20 October 2023.

  • The permanent group on Inclusion of the Roma is organising a public hearing on 19 October 2023 on ''Combatting antigypsyism: identifying possible measures''. Antigypsyism remains a key challenge for the Roma, hindering their prospects. The new EU Roma strategic framework foresees cutting the proportion of Roma experiencing discrimination by at least half by 2030.  The hearing will look at the current situation with regard to antigypsyism, discussing measures foreseen in the national strategic frameworks aimed to tackle antigypsyism and possible responses to this problem.

  • How is the EU measuring up when it comes to integrating newcomers to our societies? This event, organised by the EESC's permanent group on immigration and integration, aims to examine the success and lessons learned of integration and inclusion as an EU policy as well as a reality facing many cities and regions in the EU.

    Distinguished panels from EU policy, social partners, cities and think tanks will help answer this question.

    Your participation is most welcome!

  • Expert hearing on an EU initiative on Web 4.0 and virtual worlds: a head start in the next technological transition.

  • Corruption public procurement

    The purpose of the hearing was to contribute to the EESC own-initiative opinion with a deeper analysis of the issue of corruption in public procurement and its impacts, bringing attention to how challenges to the rule of law affect the internal market.

  • This 8th meeting of the EU DAG set up under the EU-UK TCA featured the participation of the EU Ambassador to the UK, H.E. Mr Pedro Serrano, for a timely update on the EU-UK relations. Also, the UE DAG continued its structured dialogue with DG Trade representatives for a debrief on the Trade Specialised Committees meetings and the state of play on the EU and UK planning and agenda for the Civil Society Forum (CSF).