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(Interactio Hybrid) TEN Section, Brussel

Europees Economisch en Sociaal Comité (EESC)
© Kevin Bergenhenegouwen
datum 11 februari 2021 10:00 - 13:00
plaats Brussel, Online, België
locatie Delors (JDE) Toon locatie
aanwezigen K. (Kadri) Simson e.a.
organisatie Europees Economisch en Sociaal Comité (EESC)

REVISED Invitation to the 192nd TEN Section meeting of 11/2/21






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    Please note the special remarks below !


11/2/2021, 10:00-17:15


Rue Belliard/Belliardstraat 99 - 1040 Bruxelles/Brussel


JDE 62 (Hybrid Interactio video conference)

Meeting No




Deadline for amendments

8/2/2021, 10:00



Document date


For the attention of Section Bureau Members

TEN Bureau meeting:

11/2/2021, from 17:45-18:30, room JDE 62 (immediately after the TEN Section meeting)

Draft agenda:

In the morning:

  • Adoption of the draft agenda
  • Statement by the Section President
  • Approval of the minutes of the 190th TEN section meeting of 20 November 2020 (EESC-2020-05274-00-00-PV-TRA) and of the minutes of the 191st TEN section meeting of 16 December 2020 (EESC-2020-05875-00-00-PV-TRA)
  • High level roundtable on A Renovation Wave for Europe (a detailed programme will follow shortly)
  • TEN/723 - opinion on A Renovation Wave for Europe


    COM(2020) 662 final

    Rapporteur: Pierre Jean COULON (FR-II)

    In the afternoon:

  • Debate on United for the future of Europe, Christa Schweng's presidency priorities, Term of office 2020-2023
    • Introduction by Baiba Miltoviča, President of the TEN Section
    • Statement by Christa Schweng
    • General debate with TEN Section members
    • Reply by Christa Schweng
    • Conclusion by Baiba Miltoviča
  • Debate on 2021 European Commission's work programme and its priorities in the field of energy with Kadri Simson, European Commissioner for Energy
    • Introduction by Christa Schweng, President of the EESC
    • Keynote speech by Kadri Simson, European Commissioner for Energy
    • General debate with TEN Section members
    • Reply by Kadri Simson
    • Conclusion by Christa Schweng
  • Presentation of the opinion on Sustainability requirements for batteries in the EU - CCMI/178, rapporteur, Mr Choix (FR-I) and co-rapporteur (Delegate), Mr Uhlig (FR) followed by a debate
  • Any other business
  • Confirmation of the date of the next section meeting: Tuesday 9 March 2021.

    N.B.: For organisational reasons, two breaks of 30 minutes are scheduled at 12:00 and 16:00.



    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.

    Regarding the organisation of the meeting, simultaneous interpreting:

    from: DE-EN-FR-IT-LV-PL

    into: DE-EN-FR-IT-LV-PL will be provided (the following languages have been requested but not yet confirmed: ES-CS-EL-HU-FI-SV).

    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 ten@eesc.europa.eu.

    Information about practical arrangements can be found here.



    N.B.: Members and experts are asked to sign the attendance list in order to ensure that their meeting expenses are refunded.

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

    EESC-2020-05878-00-01-CONVPOJ-TRA (EN) 3/3



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