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Water is a vital but an increasingly scarce resource. As the global population grows, so does the demand for water. The problem is global, but also concerns our continent: in summer 2022 Europe saw the most severe droughts in 500 years. Almost two thirds of European citizens consider water quality and/or quantity in their country to be a serious problem. Climate change will further affect the availability, quality and quantity of water. Without action, water scarcity and poverty could concern ever larger parts of civil societies around the world, with far-reaching implications for food security, the environment, human health as well as economic, social, and political stability.

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The Vietnam DAG members, invited to Brussels by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), will meet the EU DAG members on 28 March 2023. The overarching objective of the visit is capacity building. It will be an occasion for the members to exchange views on topical issues and on the work of the respective DAGs since the joint meetings in October 2022.

There will also be a workshop on the EU's Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence (CSDD) with presentations of the institutional view.



As part of its work on the exploratory opinion requested by the forthcoming Spanish Presidency of the Council of the EU on Measures to fight stigma against HIV, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is holding a remote public hearing on 29 March 2023 from 10:00 to 13:00.

By means of a discussion with civil society organisations and socio-professional stakeholders, the event will examine possible measures to fight stigma against HIV and to help improve prevention and the quality of life of people with HIV.

Your participation and input are most welcome!

Hearing with CSOs of Kosovo*

This years' meeting of the EESC's Western Balkans Follow-up Committee outside of Brussels will take place on 29 March 2023 in Pristina, Kosovo, and it will include a hearing with the local civil society organisations (CSOs).

The goal of the hearing is to listen to the views on the role of civil society in Kosovo as well as to hear their concerns, and to convey these messages to the political authorities of Kosovo and of the EU.

The following topics will be discussed at the hearing:


As in previous years, the Bureau of the European Migration Forum has decided to organise a consultation with civil society on the topic of the next Forum. This consultation consists of a survey and a meeting on 30 March.

Evaluation and responses to the Roma housing situation

The permanent group on Inclusion of the Roma is organising a public hearing on 31 March 2023 on ''Relieving housing precarity amongst the Roma: evaluation and responses to the Roma housing situation''. The Roma are amongst the most deprived communities in Europe, some of them living in segregated areas and inadequate housing conditions. The hearing will look at the housing situation of the Roma population, focusing on its financing and on the problem of segregation.  It will look at the objectives of the EU Roma strategic framework 2020-2030 in relation to housing, discussing recommendations and identifying best practices.

Your participation and input are most welcome!