577th Plenary session, with the following guests: Kadri Simson, Commissioner responsible for Energy; Marina Elvira Calderone, Minister of Labour and Social Policies of Italy, Ambassador Lachezara Stoeva, President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council; Věra Jourová, Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of Values and Transparency, Daryna Onyshko, President of the European Democracy Youth Network, Brikena Xhomaqi, Co-chair of the EESC Liaison group with European civil society organisations and networks, Liina Carr, Confederal Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), Ken Godfrey, Executive Director of the European Partnership for Democracy, and Helfried Carl, Partner and co-founder of the Innovation in politics Institute and founder of the Europe
576th plenary session, with the following guests): Stefano Scarpetta, Director for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD; Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Leader of the Belarusian democratic movement, Oleksandra Matviichuk, Head of the Centre for Civic Liberties and Lora Pappa, Founder and President of the Greek NGO METAdrasi – Action for Migration Development . Web streaming
575th plenary session, with the following guests: Roberta Metsola, President of the European Parliament, Jessika Roswall, Minister for EU Affairs, Sweden, Margrethe Vestager and Guillaume Lafortune. Web streaming
574th Plenary session, with the following guests : Nicolas Schmit, European Commissioner responsible for Jobs and Social Rights, Álvaro Albacete Perea, Deputy Secretary-General of the Union for the Mediterranean, and Josep Ferré, Executive Director of the Anna Lindh Foundation, Ivailo Kalfin, Executive Director of Eurofound, Kinga Stanislawska, Founder of European Women in VC (Venture Capital) and Xenia Kazoli, Executive vice chairwoman of the Hellenic corporate governance council. And the Civil Society Prize award ceremony on Thursday 15 December at 10 a.m.
With the following guests: Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission for Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight, Evelyn Regner, Vice-President of the European Parliament, Prof. Leonardo Meeus, and Pegah Moulana, Advocacy Coordinator at Youth and Environment Europe.
572nd Plenary session, with the following guests: Ivan Bartoš, Deputy Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Margaritis Schinas, EU VP, David Clarinval, Deputy Prime Minister (Belgium), Isabelle Schömann (ETUC) and Véronique Willems,(SMEunited), Guy Rider(ILO).
Presentation of the priorities of the Czech Presidency of the Council, with Jan Lipavský, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Presentation of the priorities of the European Committee of the Regions, with Mr Vasco Alves Cordeiro, President of the European Committee of the Regions, Ensuring gender equality and tackling gender-based violence, linked to the adoption of the SOC/726 opinion on Combatting violence against women and SOC/731 opinion on Gender equality, with Cristina Fabre, Team leader on gender-based violence, European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), New EU-US Trade and Technology Council in action: priorities for business, workers and consumers and necessary safeguards, with Fredrik Erixon, economist and writer, linked to the adoption of the REX/544 opinion, Resolution on the European Economic and Social Comm
In the presence of Professor Andrea Renda, Senior Research Fellow and Head of Global Governance, Dubravka Šuica, Vice-President of the European Commission, H.E. Mr Vsevolod Chentsov, Head of Mission of Ukraine to the EU, Marta Barandiy, Promote Ukraine, and Mariya Korolchuk, Funky Citizens.
With the participation of Charles Michel, President of the European Council, and Valdis Dombrovskis, Executive Vice President of the European Commission for an Economy that Works for People.