The integrity of the Single Market came under heavy pressure during the pandemic. The vast restrictions that Member States imposed at their borders lead to a patchwork of rules, the disruption of value chains and ultimately added to the severe challenges businesses were facing in the COVID19 pandemic. Now that the vaccination rollout is picking up speed, it is time to take a step back to evaluate how the crisis impacted the Single Market and how it can be a powerful resource for a stable economic recovery. The need for a coordinated EU approach will be discussed as well as the impact initiatives, such as the Digital Green Certificate, can have on the economic recovery.
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The hybrid conference will see the launch of the EESC study "The response of civil society organisations to the COVID-19 pandemic and the consequent restrictive measures adopted in Europe", as well as topical debates with high-level speakers and civil society representatives. External participants are kindly invited to follow the meeting from remote.
The award ceremony of the EESC Civil Solidarity Prize "Civil society against Covid-19" will take place on Monday 15 February 2021 at 10 a.m.
Follow the ceremony live on Facebook or Twitter. to get to know the 23 winners and their projects aimed to tackle the Covid-19 crisis and its manifold consequences!
The hearing will build on the reflection launched by the FRRL Group at its first hearing on COVID-19 in December 2020. While the first hearing focused on COVID-19's impact on employers, workers and CSOs and the EU response, the second will look at the world after.
In the framework of the work on the opinion "Tackling non-performing loans in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic', the ECO section decided to organise a hearing to discuss the action plan and to collect the views of various organisations on the topic.
The input session will bring together stakeholders and EESC Members to discuss fundamental rights, democracy and rule of law aspects of the COVID-19 crisis.
A first session will cover the ongoing impact of the crisis on the fundamental rights of employers, workers and civil society organisations. A second session will discuss how fundamental rights, democracy and the rule of law can play a key role in the design of a crisis exit strategy and in a post-COVID-19 recovery phase.
The Workers' Group is organising an extraordinary meeting on the current challenges for Europe and the priorities of the Workers' Group in this framework.
Following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) played a central role in bringing the consensual views of organised civil society in the EU to the attention of policy-makers and contributing to the rapidly evolving economic policy response at European level.
In this regard, we believe that now is the time for the EU institutions to make decisive steps in approving swiftly the new Facility and putting in place the necessary implementation mechanisms at European and national level, so that the hardest hit Member States, citizens and businesses can benefit from the relevant EU funding when they need it most.
Quel est le rôle de l'UE par rapport à son continent frère, l'Afrique face à la pandémie de COVID19 ? Le président Luca Jahier a tenu un webinaire le 24 juin 2020 avec Irène Mingasson, Ambassadrice de l'UE au Sénégal, Aminata Touré, Présidente du Conseil Economique Social et Environnemental (CESE) du Sénégal et Ahmed Reda Chami, Président du Conseil économique, social et environnemental (CESE) et de l’Union des conseils économiques et sociaux et institutions similaires d’Afrique (UCESA).
The Coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc European and global health systems and economies. Stemming the tide has severely impacted all EU member states, even though with different magnitudes.