This meeting took place after the Civil Society Forum held in April and it gave the opportunity for the EU DAG members to follow up on the joint meeting with its Korean counterpart and discuss activities ahead.
The event was designed to be a forum for discussing the opportunities and challenges provided by the European Year of Rail in terms of the benefits of rail, its contribution to sustainable and smart mobility and what still needs to be done in order for it to become the sustainable and competitive transport option.
The EESC is organising a public hearing on "The right to make decisions: advancing the issue of Legal Capacity for persons with disability" on 15 November 2021.
The aim of the event is to:
- show the cross-cutting nature of legal capacity, and how not being entitled to it has repercussions on different areas of life
- reflect on which steps the EU could take to make progress on legal capacity
Your participation and input are most welcome!
The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (FTA) envisages that DAG members of each Party meet together at a Civil Society Forum to conduct a dialogue encompassing sustainable development aspects of trade relations between the Parties.
The Workers' Group is organising an extra-ordinary meeting on 11 and 12 November in Lisbon, Portugal. The participants will debate on how we can build a more social Europe. During the first day we will take a look back to the achievements of the Portuguese presidency. We will have the chance to debate with representatives from the Portuguese government and the organised civil society. The second day will focus on what future for Europe we want. As the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) is ongoing we discuss with representatives of the Portuguese, French and Slovenia presidency alongside our colleagues from ETUC how to make the CoFoE a real success.
The event will feature an intergenerational and international discussion on critical areas for climate and social justice: nature and sustainable business, energy transition, water management and sustainability in the global economy. Youth and high-level decision-makers will engage in a dialogue on opportunities, challenges and ways to make climate and sustainability policies participatory.
This meeting took place ahead of a possible joint meeting with the Singaporeans counterparts that might be organised by the end of this year. It also gave the EU DAG the opportunity to receive an update from DG Trade on the implementation of the TSD chapter as well as an overview of the current trade relations between the EU and Singapore.
The EU and the Vietnam Domestic Advisory Groups (DAGs), established under the Trade and Sustainable Development (TSD) chapter of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement met in a so called DAG-to-DAG meeting on 9 November 2021.
The first-ever legal framework on AI will be in the spotlight of the second edition of the AI stakeholder summit, co-organised by the Digital Transition and Single Market Observatory (EESC) and the Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age (European Parliament).
The conference is being organised by the Diversity Europe Group, in partnership with Civil Society Europe and with the support of the EESC's Civil Society Liaison Group and the Associational Life Category.
Registrations for external participants are open on this page until 2 November 2021.