The packaging sector is pivotal to the resilience of the EU economy, as a strategic autonomy asset and as a key element to guarantee the security of products supply. For this reason, it is essential here to raise awareness about the central role that it plays in the EU economy.
The 7th meeting of the EU DAG under the EU-Japan EPA took place on 8 December 2022.
High level exploratory mission - Argentina
The aim of the conference is: to gather input from policy makers, civil society organisations and social partners on how to ensure the European Care Strategy can be successfully implemented by Member States, discuss on which role the EU, national, regional and local authorities as well as organised civil society can play to facilitate this and to formulate proposals for future EU presidencies.
This hearing will look at the state of play of the national Roma strategic frameworks in the Member States. It will look at some of the plans that these incorporate and discuss possible good practices.
Originally focused on matters of security and defence, open strategic autonomy has expanded to encompass a wide range of policies from geopolitics, trade and economics (i.e. critical raw materials and supply chains) to technology, environment and climate, social and governance. However, the Member States still do not agree to what levels of ambition should strategic autonomy be pursued or how would the concept of strategic autonomy be defined. In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis and then with the war in Ukraine, all seem to agree that the EU should develop more capabilities to increase self-sufficiency.
Recent developments in the US and some European countries have shown that rights acquired by women are not irreversible. This particularly applies to sexual and reproductive health and rights. These questions are a matter of individual rights but also of public health, as sexual and reproductive health services are an essential part of comprehensive healthcare provision. Societal debates on the questions tend more and more towards polarisation, at the expense of women who can become deprived of their free and informed choice. The hearing will gather the view of civil society on these developments.
Event organised in partnership with Confrontations Europe on 5 December 2022, from 9:00 to 16:00 hours.
The 12th meeting of the EU-Ukraine Civil Society Platform will take place on 1 December 2022. During the meeting, a debate will be held on the enhancement of Ukraine's integration into the EU, as well as the needs and challenges for Ukraine today and in the post-war reconstruction, with special focus on energy, social aspects and critical infrastructure. A joint declaration, prepared by both sides, will be discussed and adopted.
Following the success of the previous Youth Climate and Sustainability Round Tables, the EESC, in cooperation with the European Youth Forum and Generation Climate Europe, will host the third EU Youth Round Table on Wednesday 30 November, between 14:30 and 16:00 CET.