Uppföljningskommittén EU–Ryssland är EESK:s interna organ med ansvar för förbindelserna med det ryska civila samhället.
Sedan de ryska myndigheterna inledde kriget mot Ukraina den 24 februari 2022 har det fria civila samhället i Ryssland tystats genom särskilda lagar och ökande förtryck, samtidigt som många regimkritiker har tvingats till exil.
Under de rådande svåra omständigheterna har EESK beslutat att hålla dörren öppen för dialog med de delar av det ryska civila samhället som motsätter sig kriget och som är närvarande på EU:s territorium.
Detta har lett till givande utbyten av information och åsikter om hur de bilaterala förbindelserna bör fortskrida efter krigets slut och en återgång till frihet och demokrati i landet.
On 30 and 31 March, 100 students and 39 teachers from all 28 EU Member States and the five EU candidate countries (Albania, Northern Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey) met at the EESC in Brussels for “Your Europe, Your Say!” 2017. This year's theme was “Europe @ 60: Where to next?”.
The EESC organised debates with organised civil society in all Member States between 2 September and 2 November 2016. The debates were coordinated by three EESC members ('trios') from the country concerned, often in co-operation with the European Commission (15 debates) or the national Economic and Social Council (7 debates).
On 17-18 March 2016, students from schools in all 28 EU Member States and, for the first time, from the 5 EU candidate countries (Albania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey) met at the EESC in Brussels for Your Europe, Your Say!. They came to debate an issue that has been one of the most important topics on the European political agenda for some time: migration and integration. The key question for this year’s event was “How can we better integrate migrants and refugees in our societies?”.
The European Union: how does it work? Can you influence decisions? Do you know how the policies that affect your life are made?
What if some of the EU’s complicated procedures were turned into a game – fun to play but challenging as well – that you could download onto your smartphone, tablet or laptop?
The study was conducted with the aim of analysing feasibility of a supply chain, to capitalise on unsold seafood products for distribution to deprived people
The European Economic and Social Committee has been an ardent supporter of the Eastern Partnership from the very outset and the EESC's Employers' Group has continually emphasised the need to strengthen the partnership's economic dimension. An appropriate tool was needed to enable the representatives of employers, entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises from the EU and its partner countries to meet and openly assess the process of convergence with the European acquis and its impact on the economic situation.
Inaugural speech by President Luca JAHIER at the Seminar in Helsinki on Tuesday 7 July 2015.