The enormous challenges posed for Europe by Russia's aggression were the subject of the EESC's annual seminar for civil society communicators, entitled Geopolitical turmoil at Europe's door: the perspective of civil society, which took place in Zagreb, Croatia, on 24 and 25 October 2022.
Tougher legislation to combat greenwashing and built-in obsolescence along with expanded repair services and better product information can help consumers contribute to the green transition, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and European Commission leaders said during an event held on 17 November to commemorate European Consumer Day.
At the meeting of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in Stockholm, the Swedish State Secretary for EU Affairs Christian Danielsson outlined the political direction of the upcoming Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
At their annual meeting, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the EU's national Economic and Social Councils discussed the integration of people fleeing the war in Ukraine, the EU's open strategic autonomy and enhancing the EESC's role following the Conference on the Future of Europe.
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A few days ahead of the COP27 meeting in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, from 6 to 18 November, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) adopted a resolution on ''Jointly tackling an existential threat: social partners and civil society for implementation of ambitious climate action'' at its October plenary.
On the occasion of the European Parliament (EP) Gender Equality Week, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) debated the way to improve women's participation in the labour market with EP Vice-President Evelyn Regner.
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the European Commission unveiled an updated Protocol on Cooperation. The document further consolidates and intensifies the political and legislative cooperation between the two organisations, as well as their joint efforts to communicate about Europe.
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) debated its strategic vision on energy, highlighting the actions needed to reform the EU's energy market. It also stressed the need to guarantee security of supply and affordable prices for both consumers and industry.
European organised civil society and citizens have shown unprecedented solidarity with Ukrainian refugees, throwing open their homes, helping these refugees enter the labour market and quickly integrating Ukrainian children into European schools. The EU should now learn from this success story to help all refugees and migrants, the 2022 Forum said.