Stefano Palmieri, President of Europe 2020 Steering Committee is taking part in EU-China Urbanisation Forum. Today he delivered a speech on the theme: The Green and Inclusive City – Creating an attractive city and promoting the harmonious co-existence of citizens and the natural environment.
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4 December 2013
2.30 – 4.30 p.m.
REGISTER HERE by 29/11/2013
The European institutions have long been looking beyond GDP to measure well-being and societal progress. In this area, the EESC has established close cooperation with the OECD in the framework of the OECD’s Better Life Initiative. The EESC has worked several years on the topic of measuring well-being and in 2012 and adopted an opinion on "GDP and beyond/ complementary indicators" in March 2012.
During the hearing, Ms Martine Durand, OECD Chief Statistician and Director of the Statistics Directorate, will present the findings of the new edition of How's Life?, the biannual report on measuring well-being prepared by the OECD in the context of its Better Life Initiative. This event will bring together civil society representatives, national economic and social councils or similar institutions, researchers, and policy makers, and will focus on the following topics:
What challenges does the EU face in measuring and pursuing the well-being of its citizens?
How to better monitor the social consequences of the crisis?
How to involve civil society in the implementation of socio-economic indicators?
How to better reflect the results of OECD analysis into EU policy design and decision making?
Is Europe 2020 strategy still on track for delivering better quality of life to all? Can Europe sustain its well-being into the future?
There is no charge for admission or participation.to online registration
European Economic and Social Committee
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