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INTERACTIO hybrid - 71st Sustainable Development Observatory meeting, Online

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Kevin Bergenhenegouwen
datum 16 februari 2021 10:00 - 13:00
locatie Online Toon locatie
organisatie Europees Economisch en Sociaal Comité (EESC)

Draft agenda - 71st meeting of the Sustainable Development Observatory






16/02/2021, 10:00 - 13:00 and

14:30 - 16:15, 16:30 - 18:00


Interactio and in room JDE 62


JDE 62



Meeting No


Draft agenda:

  • Adoption of the draft agenda
  • Approval of the minutes of the 70th SDO meeting held on Interactio on 25 November 2020
  • SDO Work Programme, working methods and upcoming activities
    • Presentation of the draft SDO Work Programme by Lutz Ribbe
    • SDO communication activity presentation by Isabel Caño
    • Cooperation with other EESC structures presentation by Janusz Pietkiewicz
    • SDO resource library presentation by Lutz Ribbe
    • EESC library and data centre presentation
    • Exchange of views with SDO Members
  • Update on the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform by Cillian Lohan

    (in the afternoon)

  • Concretising the European Climate Pact - debate with guest speakers (from 14:30-16:15 and 16:30-18:00)
    • Introduction
    • Presentation of the European Climate Pact by Katerina Fortun, DG CLIMA, European Commission and Elina Soini Waterworth, Climate Pact Secretariat
    • Role of EESC Climate Pact Ambassadors
    • Session 1: tackling the climate emergency through integrated food policies
      • Input by Chantal Clément, Deputy Director IPES-Food: Glasgow Food and Climate Declaration
      • Input by Ivo Degn, Co-Founder Climate Farmers, Strategic Mission Lead Farm-Food-Climate Challenge: A citizen-driven approach to incentivising carbon farming
      • Q&A and discussion
      • Reaction by Mr Zitouni Ould Dada, Deputy Director of the Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment (OCB), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    • Session 2: empowering citizens via community energy
      • Input by Dirk Vansintjan, President, REScoop
      • Input by Giorgia Rambelli, Coordinator Sustainable Resources, Climate and Resilience, ICLEI Europe
      • Q&A and discussion
    • Wrap up and conclusions by Lutz Ribbe
  • Any other business


    In view of the current situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Belgian government has announced a series of strict measures to combat the alarming rates of infection in the country (more information on the measures in force in Belgium is available via the following link: https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/).

    Subject to the evolution of the pandemic in Belgium and in accordance with the president's decision of 22 December 2020 (SG.A.MODA(2020)D/3301), Committee meetings can be held in a hybrid format as of 16 January 2021. However, given recent public health developments, participants are strongly encouraged to follow the meetings remotely.

    Participants invited to a hybrid meeting and who plan to attend the meeting in person should inform the meeting organiser that they will be physically present at the meeting at least one calendar week before the date of the meeting. Failure to comply with this provision shall result in members being denied access to the meeting room.

    All the technical details of the organisation of the Interactio video conference will be sent to you in a separate message.

    In accordance with the Bureau decision of 28 October 2020 amending the decision on the reimbursement of expenses and allowances, beneficiaries who have been invited to a duly authorised meeting and who decide to participate remotely shall be entitled to a daily allowance if they are unable to attend the meeting in person as a result of COVID-19 national travel restrictions or other related measures, provided that their name is included on the attendance list that is drawn up on the day of the meeting by the secretariat. For any questions regarding reimbursements, please contact the Members' Working Conditions Unit.

    Members unable to attend the meeting are asked to give advance notice to sdobservatory@eesc.europa.eu.

    Information about practical arrangements can be found here.


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    N.B.: Recorded meeting - see Decision No 206/17A. Privacy statement.

    EESC-2021-00112-00-01-CONVPOJ-TRA (EN) 3/3



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In het Europees Economisch en Sociaal Comité (EESC) zitten mensen uit allerlei organisaties in de maatschappij, zoals bedrijven, vakbonden en milieugroepen. Het comité is in 1957 opgericht.


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