In response to the on-going crisis, the European Commission has launched a public consultation on the European Pillar of Social Rights. A first preliminary outline has been put forward, but uncertainties remain concerning its implementation.
The humanitarian crisis opens up a number of opportunities. In a position paper, the European Office for Catholic Youth and Adult Education calls for expansion of EU programmes and the political framework to support the integration of refugees in Europe.
The EU Commission together with the EMCDDA will launch the European Drug Report 2017, providing a comprehensive analysis of recent trends in the drug situation in Europe.
> 7 June The EU Commission is expected to publish a Reflection Paper on the Future of the European Defence by 2025.
> 7 June The EU Commission is expected to publish the Implementation of the EU Global Strategy: Communication on efforts to foster state, economic, environment/climate and social resilience in thirds countries.
> 15-16 June A high-level event on EU Arctic Policy will be held in Oulu, Finland.