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Ten years on from the European Year of Volunteering

The conference originally planned for 12 March 2020, rescheduled for 2 July and next for 26 November 2020, is now being again rescheduled. The organisers are now planning to hold the event on 17 June 2021. (Read more...)

17/06/2021

The interinstitutional Europe Day will be held on Sunday 9 May 2021, in the form of a virtual event, under the shared motto of 'togetherness'.

The main topics will converge, in all institutions, around the themes of the EU's recovery, the Green Deal and the digital transition, while at the same time leaving space for each institution to focus on its own specific characteristics and priorities.

Regarding the EESC's activities and the related web page, this will consist of four parts, supported by a promotional campaign mainly taking place on social media and targeting a broad range of citizens, with a special focus on civil society organisations and young people:

  1. Discover what the EESC does for you
  2. Discover what EESC members do back home
  3. Culture
  4. Live activities on 9 May

Stay tuned!

09/05/2021

The EESC Thematic Study group on Disability Rights is organising  a public hearing on 30 March 2021.

The objective of this hearing is to give the floor to one of the groups more hit by the COVID-19 pandemic: persons with disabilities (PWD). In particular, we will look into the situation concerning the prioritization of PWD, or lack of, in the vaccination rollouts within the EU.

Your participation and input are most welcome!

30/03/2021

In order to prepare its opinion on the recent health package proposed by the European Commission, the EESC is organising a public hearing on "Building a European Health Union" on 29 March 2021.

The aim of the event is to gather input from other EU Institutions, civil society and health professionals.

Your participation and input are most welcome!

29/03/2021

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will hold the 12th edition of its yearly youth event Your Europe, Your Say (YEYS) on 18-19 March 2021, on the topic of climate change, in the form of an online model COP (Conference of the Parties) in which more than 100 students from 33 countries will take part.

In line with the organisation of a COP, the EESC is planning a side event for young people on the morning of Saturday 20 March 2021, in the form of a public virtual event on social media.

20/03/2021

In the context of the opinion on a "Union of equality: EU anti-racism action plan 2020-2025", the European Economic and Social Committee is organising a virtual public hearing on 18 March. The aim of the hearing is to gather the points of view of international organisations, European platforms for human rights and the fight against racism, and representatives of European institutions, on key measures of the action plan, and to discuss how to tackle racism and racial discrimination more effectively in the EU.

18/03/2021

For democracy to flourish, free media and civil society must be able to participate in an open debate, free from malign interference, and in an environment where facts are distinguished from fiction.

The hearing will feed into the EESC Opinion on the Democracy Action Plan which lays the ground for the adoption of measures concerning the promotion of free and fair elections (including democratic engagement beyond elections), the strengthening of media freedom, and the countering of disinformation.

17/03/2021
Public Hearing

In the context of its opinion on the Communication "Europe's media in the Digital Decade: an action plan to support recovery and transformation", recently published by the European Commission, the EESC 's TEN Section is organising a virtual public hearing on 16 March 2021.

16/03/2021
Poster
Extraordinary meeting of the Diversity Europe Group

The hybrid conference will see the launch of the EESC study "The response of civil society organisations to the COVID-19 pandemic and the consequent restrictive measures adopted in Europe", as well as topical debates with high-level speakers and civil society representatives. External participants are kindly invited to follow the meeting from remote.

12/03/2021
Public Conference - ONLINE EVENT

Activities of organised crime organisations like money laundering and the tapping of public funds have consequences for the economy, business and society. A crisis like the Covid-19 pandemic may be an opportunity for organised crime to spread their activity, gain power and even innovate to find new ways to pursue their objectives.

10/03/2021

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