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The hybrid conference “United in development: Intergenerational and territorial justice” will gather panelists of the Open Eyes Economy Congress and EESC representatives. The sessions will be divided into three major topics:

  • Intergenerational solidarity and aging societies
  • Territorial solidarity
  • Solidarity in development
11/09/2020

Housing shortages and rising housing costs in metropolitan and peri-urban areas have led to a rise in housing exclusion, homelessness, and poor-quality housing that is now affecting young people, single-parent and large families, workers and the middle classes more broadly, who are being driven out of major European cities by excessive housing costs and forced to relocate to rural areas. ...

10/09/2020
EU-Turkey JCC

The EU-Turkey Civil Society Joint Consultative Committee  established in 1995 is composed of members from the EESC and members representing organised civil society in Turkey. Its objective is to contribute to the dialogue among civil society organisations in Turkey and the EU and to issue reports and recommendations to the Turkish authorities and the EU institutions.

08/09/2020
Public hearing

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) organised a public hearing on "The rule of law and its impact on economic growth" on Tuesday, 8 September 2020, from 2:30 p.m.

The event brought together a wide range of civil society organisations to discuss the economic importance of the rule of law and other fundamendal values of the EU, based on the findings and recommendations of an EESC own-initiative opinion.

08/09/2020

The EESC EU-Japan Follow-up Committee met the morning of 17 July. Items for discussion on the agenda were: the EU-Japan Relations in the post COVID-19 era and  Research and innovation. In addition to this, the Follow-up Committee assessed the current mandate period and reflected on future perspectives.

17/07/2020

With the participation of Peter ALTMAIER, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy.
Debates with Margarítis SCHINÁS, Commission Vice-President for Protecting our European Way of Life and with Commissioner Paolo GENTILONI.

15/07/2020 16/07/2020
Joint side event by the EESC and the Government of Slovenia at the High Level Political Forum (HLPF)

The world is facing a climate emergency causing unprecedented economic, social and environmental challenges. Ambitious policy and action are necessary at all levels to accelerate a just transition to a sustainable future, while leaving no one behind. This is particularly relevant in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has exposed the fragility of the current system.  ► Watch again 

14/07/2020

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