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Youth inclusion: key to successful migrant integration

The European Migration Forum – the dialogue platform on migration, asylum and migrant integration – will meet for the seventh time on 20-21 October 2022. Participation in the Forum meeting is by invitation only.

The call for expression of interest to participate in the 7th EMF is now open. Please fill out the application form here by 23 August 2022.

20/10/2022 21/10/2022

In the context of a constantly evolving economic environment and high uncertainty, the ECO section organises a conference to have an open and inclusive debate with policy-makers, civil society representatives and economic researchers to inform and influence the economic policy debates at EU and national levels.

05/10/2022

This joint high-level event will focus on topical questions such as the challenges faced by Micro, Small, Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to successfully adjust to the climate neutral and digitalised world. It will also analyse the possible avenues to help MSMEs to be well informed and prepared to grasp the opportunities of the transition to climate neutrality, coupling it with the possibilities offered by the digitalisation and hedging the current geopolitical risks.

26/09/2022

The EESC FRRL Group's annual conference will provide a platform for debate of the European Commission's third Report on the Rule of Law (July 2022), which for the first time entails country specific recommendations.

It will gather EESC Members, civil society representatives (including social partners), EU institutions and other stakeholders to discuss the main developments in the EU in the area of fundamental rights and the rule of law over the past year.

On the occasion of the conference, the FRRL Group will issue its second synthesis report covering the visits carried out in 2020-2021.

26/09/2022

The Western Balkans Civil Society High-Level Conference will bring together EESC members, civil society representatives from the countries of the Western Balkans, as well as Czech officials and members of organised civil society. The conference will complement the work the EESC has already been undertaking by organising the Western Balkans Civil Society Forum every two years since 2006.

The main topics on the agenda:

16/09/2022

The European Economic and Social Committee and the University of Debrecen, Hungary will organise a high-level, prestigious international scientific-professional conference on Co-creation and services of general interest in the field of health and well-being, to be held on 15-16 September, 2022 in Debrecen, Hungary.

15/09/2022 16/09/2022

On 15 September 2022, the EESC's Labour Market Observatory will hold a remote public hearing on The labour market in rural areas.

The EU's rural areas are home to 137 million people representing almost 30% of its population and over 80% of its territory. The hearing will examine labour market developments and trends in rural areas and the EU's actions in this area. Through a debate with civil society organisations and socio-professional stakeholders, the event will look at the current labour market opportunities and challenges in rural areas and discuss current recommendations in the field.

Speakers due to attend include representatives of the European institutions, Eurofound and the EESC, as well as the social partners and other civil society organisations.

15/09/2022
Public hearing

The rapid progress of digitalisation is leading to financial innovation including the potential introduction of digital central bank currencies. In the EU, the European Central Bank (ECB) and the European Commission are currently working on plans for the introduction of an electronic form of money issued by the Eurosystem (the ECB and national central banks), a digital euro, which would be accessible to all citizens and firms as a complement to cash. Against this background, the Section for Economic and Monetary Union and Economic and Social Cohesion (ECO section) of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is currently working on an own-initiative opinion on the prospects of such a digital euro.

07/09/2022

In order to prepare its own initiative opinion on "Ensuring strong European solidarity for rare disease patients", the EESC is organising a public hearing on 1st September 2022.

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!

01/09/2022

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