Wednesday 11 December: debates on opinions on disability rights, unemployment insurance, human rights and business, populism and fundamental rights, taxation and the sustainable development goals, use-value of European products and services. – Thursday, 12 December: Debate on the theme From development to partnership and 2019 Civil Society Prize awards ceremony at 11 a.m.
The 16th meeting of the EU Advisory Group for the EU-Central America Association Agreement will take place on 19 December 2019 in Brussels. Please click on the programme tab to consult the topics on the agenda.
The European Economic and Social Committee and the French Economic, Social and Environmental Council wish to hold a joint information seminar on the European Citizens' Initiative. In the light of current societal developments and the growing involvement of citizens in the day-to-day political life of the state, especially in the context of the citizens' campaigns in France, it seems a good time to organise a specific event on this instrument of participatory democracy at EU level. Speakers will include members of the Committee and the Council, as well as representatives of the European Commission and organisers of ECIs launched in France. The aim of the seminar is to present the ECI, as well as the work done by the EESC in this field, and to exchange experiences of initiatives undertaken at national and European level to better understand and manage the impact of citizen-led campaigns on the actions and decisions of legislators.
The European Economic and Social Committee will hold a conference to shape the new EU agenda for disability rights 2020-2030 on 26 February 2020 in the EESC's premises.
The aim of the conference is to present the EESC's proposal for the new strategy at a crucial moment in the EU landscape. With a new European Commission, a new European Parliament and a new budget programming period, it is now the perfect timing for a new Disability Strategy that fully takes into account the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCPRD), the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The conference will tackle various areas of work of the EU, drawing attention to the crosscutting character of disability rights.
Your presence and input are most welcome!
Climate change is on everyone's mind, and young people all over the globe are mobilising to save the planet. The European Economic and Social Committee is joining the movement and is asking the young participants at YEYS for the best way forward in protecting our planet.