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Civil society against COVID-19

Rewarding solidarity initiatives to tackle the Covid-19 emergency and its consequences in Europe

The Civil Solidarity Prize will reward up to 29 not-for-profit initiatives carried out by natural persons, civil society organisations or private companies which aim to tackle the Covid-19 crisis and its manifold consequences.

15/07/2020 30/09/2020
Public hearing

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is organising a public hearing on "The rule of law and its impact on economic growth" on Tuesday, 8 September 2020, from 2:30 p.m.

The event will bring together a wide range of civil society organisations to discuss the economic importance of the rule of law and other fundamendal values of the EU, based on the findings and recommendations of an EESC own-initiative opinion.

08/09/2020

The EESC EU-Japan Follow-up Committee will meet in the morning of 17 July. Items for discussion on the agenda are the EU-Japan Relations in the post COVID-19 era and  Research and innovation. In addition to this, the Follow-up Committee will assess the current mandate period and reflect on future perspectives.

17/07/2020

With the participation of Peter ALTMAIER, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy.
Debates with Margarítis SCHINÁS, Commission Vice-President for Protecting our European Way of Life and with Commissioner Paolo GENTILONI.

15/07/2020 16/07/2020
Joint side event by the EESC and the Government of Slovenia at the High Level Political Forum (HLPF)

The world is facing a climate emergency causing unprecedented economic, social and environmental challenges. Ambitious policy and action are necessary at all levels to accelerate a just transition to a sustainable future, while leaving no one behind. This is particularly relevant in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has exposed the fragility of the current system.  ► Watch again 

14/07/2020

Representatives of the European and Georgian Domestic Advisory Groups (DAGs), set up under the Trade and Sustainable Development Chapter of the Association Agreement between the European Union and Georgia, held their fifth joint meeting virtually on 9 July 2020.

09/07/2020
Webinar initiated by the trainees of the EESC with support of SOC & LMO

Struggling to find your first job? The coronavirus pandemic has shocked young Europeans who are about to enter the labour market. Through this webinar, the trainees of the European Economic and Social Committee want to help increase the public and political awareness of the challenging situation of European graduates, apprentices, job entrants and young professionals during this exceptional time and the months to come. Let's discuss concrete strategies on how to succeed in the labour market despite the crisis, but also the broader political context. Join us live!

01/07/2020
(Hybrid WEBEX)

During the meeting, the members of the Domestic Advisory Group (DAG) of the EU - composed of representatives of employers' organisations, trade unions and various interest groups - will follow up on the joint meetings with the Japanese counterparts that took place in Tokyo in January this year. They will also discuss the work programme of the EU DAG and topics for future cooperation and dialogue.  Additionally, the members of the EU DAG will exchange views with representatives of the European Commission on matters related to the implementation of the trade and sustainable development chapter of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).

 

01/07/2020

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