20th Central America EU DAG
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.
The 2022 prize will reward effective, innovative and creative initiatives which aim to create a better future for European youth and with European youth by tackling the specific needs of young people and contributing to their empowerment and participation in all spheres of economic and social life (category 1) or help civilians suffering as a result of the war in Ukraine (category 2).
The Section for External Relations of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is organising the Conference on relief and reconstruction of Ukraine and its European perspective on 19 July (9:30 to 17:00) in Kraków.
The Conference aims to discuss activities supporting people fleeing the war, look at the role of civil society and start discussions on how to better support the work of civil society organisations now and in the post-war future. The Conference will bring together around 200 participants, including civil society representatives, EU authorities and representatives of the Polish and Ukrainian governments.
Over the last years, the EU founding values have been increasingly challenged, making the consensus on which they are based seem more fragile than ever. While the EU has addressed these threats by becoming more active in defence of democracy, fundamental rights, the rule of law, discourses have also risen portraying such action as political battles based on unclear or relative criteria.
Participants in the hearing will discuss how to address this phenomenon, and more generally how to better communicate fundamental rights and the rule of law to the whole population.
As in previous years, the European Economic and Social Committee, as the body representing organised civil society in the EU, will be following the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, from Tuesday, 5 July, to Monday, 18 July 2022. The HLPF is the United Nations central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals.
The objective of this online event - held in the context of the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) - is to take stock of EU progress towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 15, in order to come up with a new set of proposals to reinvigorate the EU trajectory through strategic and cooperative approaches.
571st plenary session, with the following guests and debates: Priorities of the Czech Presidency of the Council, Presentation of the priorities of the European Committee of the Regions, with Mr Vasco Alves Cordeiro, newly elected president of the CoR (tbc), "Gender equality and gender-based violence", with Ms Carlien Scheele, Director of the European Institute for Gender Equality (tbc). Web streaming
The 2nd meeting of the All DAGs (Domestic Advisory Groups) which is taking place on 12 July starting at 10 a.m. in a Hybrid format at the EESC premises (room JDE52) is very timely as it follows the recent adoption of the European Commission Communication on TSD.
The meeting will look at the state of play and future of the Domestic Advisory Groups (DAGs) under the EU Free Trade Agreements, as well as the important role of trade and sustainability in promoting fair and inclusive growth worldwide and resilient supply chains. DAG Members will have the opportunity to discuss the impact of DAGs, their successes, challenges and perspectives in a changing world.
In order to examine and reaffirm the societal contribution of volunteers, on 7 July 2022, the Civil Society Organisations' Group of the European Economic and Social Committee will host a conference entitled Volunteers – citizens building the future of Europe, in Gdańsk, Poland. This conference is a part of a three-day mission to Gdańsk - the European Capital of Volunteering 2022.