The hybrid event will take place at the French Académie du Climat and will bring together some 120 persons representing EESC Members, academia, French civil society organisations and representatives of the French local and national authorities.
On 1 and 2 March 2022, this annual conference will bring together Europe's largest network of stakeholders in the Circular Economy. The focus this year is on the path to a new normal: "sustainable products for sustainable consumption."
EESC event in the framework of the Conference on the Future of Europe
567th Plenary session, with the following guests: Věra Jourová, European Commission Vice-President for Values and Transparency; Martha Schultz, Alberto Corti, Kerstin Howald, Claudia Monteiro De Aguiar - Debate with Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President of the Commission, in charge of the European Green Deal.
Joint ECFIN-EESC Conference "The way forward for EU economic governance" will promote a horizontal discussion cutting across the various themes of the review of the economic governance framework, with debates on debt sustainability and growth, macro-economic imbalances, investment, and the implementation of the rules. It will gather a great line-up of speakers, including Christa Schweng, President of the European Economic and Social Committee, and Paolo Gentiloni, Commissioner for Economy.
The webinar will take place in the context of the EESC International Trade Follow-up Committee, in cooperation with the EESC INT Section and will explore the topic of 'Supply chains and the case of reshoring'.
Restoring sustainable carbon cycles initiative builds on the European Climate Law committing the European Union to the objective of climate-neutrality by balancing Union-wide greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and removals by 2050 at the latest.
In order to prepare its opinion on the Working Conditions of Platform Workers' proposals by the European Commission, the EESC is organising a remote public hearing on 18 February 2022 from 9:30 am to 1 pm.
Representatives of the two Domestic Advisory Groups (DAG) from the EU and Moldova, established under Chapter 13 on Trade and Sustainable Development (TSD) of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement between the Republic of Moldova and the European Union, held the sixth joint meeting via video conference on 16 February 2022.
This meeting of the EU DAG for Vietnam focused on the future work of the EU DAG and the papers drafted by the working groups within the 2020-2023 mandate. The EU DAG also followed up on the first joint meeting with the Vietnamese civil society counterparts, which took place in November 2021. It was likewise an opportunity for the EU DAG to receive an update from DG Trade on TSD-related issues and implementation.
Additionally, Deputy Head of Mission, Mr. Le Vinh Thang, from the Vietnamese Mission to the EU, participated in an exchange with the EU DAG members and shared his views on Vietnam's climate change commitments, in particular with regard to Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh's statement at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).