543rd Plenary Session - with Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition, Thursday 16 May at 9.15 a.m. and at 10.15 a.m. a debate on anti-Semitism, with Raya Kalenova, (European Jewish Congress), Michał Bilewicz (Centre for Research on Prejudice - University of Warsaw), Joël Kotek, professor at the Free University.
With the following debates : The future of Europe in connection with the adoption of the opinions "Listening to the citizens of Europe for a sustainable future (Sibiu and beyond)" and "The future of the EU: Benefits to citizens and respect for European values"; debate on a ECI entitled "Stop extremism"; and the participation of Patrick BERNASCONI, president of the French CESE.
Debate with Mr Phil HOGAN, EU Agriculture & Rural Development Commissioner. 21 February 2019: “Civil Society for rEUnaissance”.Event divided into two main parts: a morning session, including speeches and testimonies from high-level guests, and an afternoon session of topic-based workshops.
Debate on Brexit, with Michel BARNIER, on Wednesday 23 January at 2.30 p.m. – Debate on "Reforming the WTO to adapt to developments in world trade", with Karl BRAUNER, on Wednesday 23 January at 4.30 p.m. – Debate on the presentation of the priorities of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU, with Vasilica Viorica DĂNCILĂ, prime minister of Romania, on Thursday 24 January at 9.30 a.m.
539th Plenary Session - With Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission, 12 December at 2.30 p.m., for a presentation of the conclusions of the European Commission's high-level multi-stakeholder platform and debate on Towards a Sustainable Europe by 2030. Thursday 13 December, Award ceremony for the Civil Society Prize. (Web streaming of the session)
538th plenary session, with Federica MOGHERINI, on Wednesday 17 October at 2.30 p.m. and Christos STYLIANIDES on Thursday 18 October at 9 a.m.
537th plenary session, with Günther OETTINGER, on Wednesday 19 September at 4.15 p.m. Debate with Violeta BULC, on Thursday 20 September at 9:30 a.m. Debate on the European Citizens' Initiative "Minority SafePack" on Thursday 20 September, at 12 h 00.
536th Plenary session, with a debate on the modernisation of the European economy: decentralised energy provision, sustainable transport and regional economic development, with Maroš Šefčovič, and the presentation of the priorities of the Austrian presidency, with Gernot Blümel.
535th Plenary Session, with Thursday 24 May 2018, 9 a.m., the commemorative session for the 60th anniversary of the EESC, with the participation of Ramón Valcarcel Siso, Jean-Claude Juncker, Karl-Heinz Lambertz, and Roger Briesch.
Mid-term renewal of the XVth (five-year) term of office
The EESC is hosting its 534th Plenary Session on 18-19 April to mark the end of the Presidency headed by Georges Dassis and welcome a new Presidency for 2018-2020.