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Rewarding excellence in civil society initiatives

The 2022 prize will reward effective, innovative and creative initiatives which aim to create a better future for European youth and with European youth by tackling the specific needs of young people and contributing to their empowerment and participation in all spheres of economic and social life (category 1) or help civilians suffering as a result of the war in Ukraine (category 2).

07/06/2022 31/07/2022
2022 EESC CIVIL SOCIETY PRIZE - Rewarding excellence in civil society initiatives - Empowering Young People - European Civil Society for Ukraine
the explosion of the phenomenon during the pandemic

In order to prepare its own initiative opinion on "The role of family members caring for people with disabilities and the elderly: the explosion of the phenomenon during the pandemic", the EESC is organising a remote public hearing on 4 July 2022 from 9:30 am to 1 pm.

The aim of the event is to gather input from policy makers, civil society organisations and social partners, which will feed into the EESC's opinion.

Your participation and input are most welcome!


As in previous years, the European Economic and Social Committee, as the body representing organised civil society in the EU, will be following the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, from Tuesday, 5 July, to Monday, 18 July 2022. The HLPF is the United Nations central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals. 

05/07/2022 18/07/2022

Konferenci kopīgi rīkos Eiropas Ekonomikas un sociālo lietu komiteja un Latvijas Ekonomikas ministrija, un tajā pulcēsies vietējie, valsts un Eiropas līmeņa dalībnieki, lai apspriestu problēmas un risinājumus ilgtspējīgu un cenas ziņā pieejamu mājokļu jomā. Īpaša uzmanība tiks pievērsta pilsoniskās sabiedrības organizāciju un vietējo pašvaldību lomai vietējā līmenī, lai nodrošinātu līdzatbildību, augšupēju līdzdalību mājokļu politikā, pienācīgu informāciju līdzekļu tiešajiem saņēmējiem un finansēšanas veicināšanu.



Participants in the hearing will discuss how fundamental rights and the rule of law are interconnected and ineffective without each other. Speakers will offer an overview of key rule of law principles and what they mean for the daily lives of the European population. They will also discuss the various factors which are used to measure a country's performance in the area. Finally, they will evoke the current trends in Slovakia, in the Visegrad Group region, and in the European Union in general.

This hearing will be an in-person meeting (no online connection) in Bratislava, Slovakia. Places are limited – should you be interested in taking part, please contact EESC-rights-Rule-Law.


In order to examine and reaffirm the societal contribution of volunteers, on 7 July 2022, the Civil Society Organisations' Group of the European Economic and Social Committee will host a conference entitled Volunteers – citizens building the future of Europe, in Gdańsk, Poland. This conference is a part of a three-day mission to Gdańsk - the European Capital of Volunteering 2022.


The Section for External Relations of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is organising the Conference on relief and reconstruction of Ukraine and its European perspective on 19 July (9:30 to 17:00) in Kraków.

The Conference aims to discuss activities supporting people fleeing the war, look at the role of civil society and start discussions on how to better support the work of civil society organisations now and in the post-war future. The Conference will bring together around 200 participants, including civil society representatives, EU authorities and representatives of the Polish and Ukrainian governments.


571st plenary session, with the following guests and debates: Priorities of the Czech Presidency of the CouncilPresentation of the priorities of the European Committee of the Regions, with Mr Vasco Alves Cordeiro, newly elected president of the CoR (tbc), "Gender equality and gender-based violence", with Ms Carlien Scheele, Director of the European Institute for Gender Equality (tbc)Web streaming

13/07/2022 14/07/2022

With the launch of the virtual video exhibition “Voices of Violence” by the Danish Cultural Institute, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is providing a space where the frightening real-life stories of female survivors of violence can be told and heard, with listening and understanding being the first steps towards action and change.

13/07/2022 31/08/2022
Reinvigorating progress on SDG 15 in the EU

The objective of this online event - held in the context of the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) - is to take stock of EU progress towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 15, in order to come up with a new set of proposals to reinvigorate the EU trajectory through strategic and cooperative approaches.