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22/02/2017 23/02/2017

523rd Plenary Session

Thursday 23 February 2017: General debate on the Future of the EESC.

25/01/2017 26/01/2017

522nd Plenary Session

Debate in connection with the adoption of EESC opinion SOC/542 on the social pillar,
with the participation of Marianne Thyssen, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility,
and Maria João Rodrigues, MEP and former Portuguese labour minister

Presentation of the Maltese Presidency's priorities, with the participation of Ian Borg,
Maltese parliamentary secretary for EU funds and the 2017 presidency

Debate on the current state of the European economy and prospects for deepening the EMU,
with the participation of Pierre Moscovici
, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs,

14/12/2016 15/12/2016

521st Plenary Session

• Thursday 15 December at 9 a.m.: Presentation of the European Commission's 2017 work programme 
Frans Timmermans

• Thursday 15 December at 10 a.m. Debate on the new sustainable economic models, 
Jyrki Katainen

• Award ceremony for the Civil society prize,  
on Thursday 15 December at 12 p.m.

19/10/2016 20/10/2016

520th Plenary Session, with the debate on Horizon 2020 on 20 Oct., at 10:00,
with Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation,
in conjunction with the adoption of opinion INT/792

13/07/2016 14/07/2016

518th Plenary Session, with the following debates and presentations

On Wednesday 13 July :

  • The priorities of the Slovak Presidency, at 4 p.m. with Ivan Korčok, ministre délégué for the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union
  • The future of the Economic and Monetary Union,  at 5 p.m. with Sandro Gozi, Italian State Secretary to the Prime Minister's office with responsibility for European Affairs

On Thursday 14 July at 9.30 a.m.

  • European competition policy,  with Margrethe Vestager, Commissioner for Competition


25/05/2016 26/05/2016

517th Plenary Session - On 25 May 2016, debate on the future of ACP-EU relations, 
in conjunction with the adoption of opinion REX/455 with Joseph Chilengi 
President of the Economic, Social and Cultural Council of the African Union (ECOSOCC) and Neven Mimica 
Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development.

On 26 May 2016, debate
Patrick Bernasconi, 
President of the French Economic, Social and Environmental Council.

27/04/2016 28/04/2016

516th Plenary Session, with a debate on the Energy Union initiative on 28 April at 10.30 a.m., with Maroš Šefčovič, vice-president of the European Commission, responsible for the Energy Union


16/03/2016 17/03/2016

515th Plenary Session, with the following debates :

The external policy of the Union and the role of organised civil society, with  F. Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-president of the European Commission followed by The European Agenda on Migration, in conjunction with the presentation of the report of the ad hoc group on Migration and refugees, with D. Avramopoulos, Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship


17/02/2016 18/02/2016

514e Plenary Session, with the following debates :