The European Migration Forum – the dialogue platform on migration, asylum and migrant integration – met for the seventh time on 20-21 October 2022.
The EESC is currently working on a new opinion document "Strategic autonomy and semiconductors - Addressing structural shortages and strengthening strategic autonomy in the semiconductor ecosystem".
The works are conducted through two meetings of a study group. The rapporteurs are Mr. Anastasis Yiapanis and Mr. Guido Nelissen. When ready, this opinion will be transmitted to European Commission, European Parliament and Council for consideration. Our first meeting will take place on 19 October 2022 (9h30-13h), and during this meeting a mini-hearing will take place with six stakeholders so that they can convey their vision of the semiconductors industry.
The EESC is organising a public hearing on "Climate justice and how it is affecting people with disabilities in Europe and in the world" on 19 October 2022.
Climate justice is a concept that addresses the just division, fair sharing, and equitable distribution of the benefits and burdens of climate change and responsibilities to deal with it.
People with disabilities, especially those living in low income countries, are among those most impacted by climate change. In addition, their human rights are most at risk of violation by inappropriate climate action. To avoid this, their meaningful participation in climate policy forums for the development of climate adaptation and mitigation plans is needed.
The aim of the event is to identify necessary steps to reach disability inclusive climate justice.
The 2nd meeting of the EU and the Vietnam Domestic Advisory Groups (DAGs), so called DAG-to-DAG meeting established under the Trade and Sustainable Development (TSD) chapter of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement, took place on 18 October 2022. This was the first time the members of the respective DAGs met in person, and they exchanged views on the work of the DAGs since the last online meeting in 2021 and discussed the ratification of ILO conventions and global supply chains in the context of due diligence. You may find here the Joint statement. There was also a workshop on the energy transition and the preparations for COP-27.
In order to prepare its own initiative opinion on "Supporting labour market developments", the EESC is organising a remote public hearing on 18 October 2022.
The hearing will seek to answer the following questions:
What are the skills of the future and the challenges in the transformation of work, and of the labour market?
What is the contemporary understanding of the concept of employability?
What is the role of the individual and the stakeholders in the labour market?
Invited speakers include representatives of the EU institutions, the social partners, as well as other civil society organisations.
18th meeting of the EU - DAG Colombia-Peru-Ecuador
17 October 2022 - Hybrid Brussels
The EESC and Consiglio Nazionale dell'Economia e del lavoro (CNEL) joint conference will be dedicated to the "Geopolitics of energy strategies in the Euro-Mediterranean region" and will focus among other on short-term solutions to the current geopolitical situation, with the search for new suppliers and transportation routes to reduce energy dependence on a single provider.
The EESC´s Consultative Commission on Industrial Change (CCMI) is organising a hearing (web streamed) on Sustainable recycling, use of secondary raw materials and Just Transition in the European ferrous and nonferrous metal industry, with the participation of the European Commission and civil society stakeholders.
The workshop of the ECO section in the framework of the European Week of Regions and Cities.
On 11 October 2022, the Civil Society Organisations' Group of the European Economic and Social Committee will hold a conference under the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU in Ostrava, Czech Republic, on Reinventing the Moravian-Silesian Region in search of a socially just transition. This is an in-person event that will be streamed online.