Press releases

  • The European Economic and Social Committee launched its vaccination campaign at the December plenary session. EESC President Christa Schweng strongly believes that "No one will be safe from #Covid19 until everybody is safe.

  • The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is this year rewarding outstanding climate projects that demonstrate the commitment of civil society to a just and green transition

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    A two-day seminar in Poland, in the city of Lublin, co-hosted by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the Mayor of Lublin, heard how important it was for public authorities and organised civil society to work together to provide effective services meeting basic needs such as health and social care.

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    The EESC welcomes the European Semester Autumn Package published today by the European Commission. The Committee will provide its input to the EU institutions by an opinion to be adopted in February 2022, ahead of the Spring European Council.

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    The annual meeting of the EESC and the EU's national Economic and Social Councils stressed the importance of participatory democracy in making the EU stronger and future‑proof and called for real change as a result of the Conference on the Future of Europe.

  • The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) hopes its seminar, which focused on some of the most pressing issues faced by Europeans today, will encourage people to share their ideas and concerns on the Conference on the Future of Europe's online space, making it a true democratic exercise and helping to build a more positive narrative for Europe

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    Ahead of the French presidency of the European Union, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) organised a seminar in Paris where high-level speakers discussed the priorities for the recovery and reconstruction of Europe after the pandemic.

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    The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) held an event promoting the European year dedicated to rail and explaining its potential to become a fully sustainable and competitive transport option, thereby helping to achieve the Green Deal targets.

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    NEW DEADLINE : Applications are open until 2 December 2021

    At the annual YEYS 2022 event, students from all over Europe will have their say on disinformation and fake news. The event will take place virtually between 31 March and 1 April 2022.

  • Speakers at the EESC’s second Stakeholder Summit on Artificial Intelligence have called for more inclusive consultation on fundamental rights and a ban on biometric recognition. They also advocated human supervision of AI in the workplace, support for SMEs to adopt it and universal training to prepare society for AI.