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The Raw Materials Initiative and the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials are key policies that may contribute decisively to maintaining the competitiveness and sustainability of European industry and, consequently, the maintenance or creation of new jobs, especially in regions that have been affected by restructuring due to globalisation.

 

The CCMI has valuable experience to share with other stakeholders based on opinions that have been adopted in recent years: tackling the challenges in commodity markets and on raw materials, the processing and exploitation of industrial and mining waste deposits from the EU, secondary raw materials, the Raw Materials Initiative, non-energy mining industry in Europe, supply of raw materials.

 

Going local in events that will be organised in Spain, Slovakia, Romania and Finland will create the right framework for the committee members to better understand the situation on the ground and the concerns of the local organised civil society.

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    2015 will be a pivotal year for development cooperation, in the EU and beyond. It is the year by which progress made to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is to be evaluated. It will also be the year in which a new, UN-led global strategy and new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the decade to come are to be defined and negotiated.


  • Helsinki, Finland

     

    The Raw Materials Initiative and the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials are key policies that may contribute decisively to maintaining the competitiveness and sustainability of European industry and, consequently, the maintenance or creation of new jobs, especially in regions that have been affected by restructuring due to globalisation.

     

    The CCMI has valuable experience to share with other stakeholders based on opinions that have been adopted in recent years: tackling the challenges in commodity markets and on raw materials, the processing and exploitation of industrial and mining waste deposits from the EU, secondary raw materials, the Raw Materials Initiative, non-energy mining industry in Europe, supply of raw materials.

     

    Going local in events that will be organised in Spain, Slovakia, Romania and Finland will create the right framework for the committee members to better understand the situation on the ground and the concerns of the local organised civil society.


  • EESC - Room TRE7701 - Rue de Trèves 74, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

    On 19 July 2011 the European Commission adopted the Directive 2011/70/EURATOM, establishing a Community framework for the responsible and safe management of spent fuel and radioactive waste.

    The Energy – Transparency Centre of Knowledge – a joint initiative established by the Commission's Joint Research centre (JRC) and DG ENER for promoting public participation in energy policy implementation, selected radioactive waste management as the area of interest for its pilot project. A vast survey was carried out, in order to collect data on initiatives and practices with regard to public participation in RWM across the EU.

    This event organised with active involvement  from the JRC will aim at reviewing and providing critical assessment of the information gathered within that exercise.

    The workshop will intend to bring together about 50 representatives of national/subnational authorities and agencies, Civil society (municipalities, NGOs) and nuclear industry as well as other key stakeholders.


  • EESC hearing "Sport and European values"
    Event taking stock of office of the Presidency
    from 10.30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the European Parliament, József Antall building - room 4Q2, Brussels, Belgium

    "Is change still possible in Europe?" EESC event on Monday, 7 September 2015, 10.30 - 17:00 at the European Parliament, József Antall building - room 4Q2 (Place du Luxembourg entrance). It is today quite evident that Europe is seeking a fresh impetus and new legitimacy, but is struggling to succeed in this regard: it is drifting inexorably further away from the people of Europe. But at the same time, Europe is still making progress. Civil society, anchored in local realities, is building Europe day-by-day, bringing ...

     


  • Debate - EESC - Room JDE 62, Belgium

    On 9 July 2014, the European Economic and Social Committee endorsed an opinion on structural reform of banks and called for further action at EU level. In that context, on 8 September 2015, the EESC Section for the Single Market, Production and Consumption will be having a large debate on following topic: A social pact for sustainable finance: stability, growth, new jobs. The objective of this event will be to reflect on a social pact for sustainable finance and to identify how sustainable finance can contribute to stability, growth and new jobs.

     

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  • Public Hearing - Brussels, Belgium

    Chemical innovations will continue to play a pivotal role in the future, since they are indispensable to meeting people's basic needs (such as food, health, clothing, housing, energy, communication and nature). Nanotechnology is a key enabling technology for developing new products.


  • Debate - Brussels, Belgium

    The EESC has produced a large number of opinions during the 2010-2015 mandate on subjects relating to new production and consumption patterns. These include the opinions on built-in obsolescence, collaborative consumption and the circular economy. When it comes to the main pillars underpinning the new economic model for change, the theme of the functional economy, defined as the sale of use rather than of ownership, is the only issue not yet to have been addressed by the committee.

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  • The final conference of the MEL-project "Towards a more balanced territorial development in the EU"
    Conference - Brussels, Belgium

    This conference is the final step of an EESC project launched within the follow-up to the opinion "Towards a more balanced territorial development in the EU" (NAT/615).


  • Assessing the impact of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities' concluding observations
    Conference - Thessaloniki, Greece

    On 10 September 2015, the EESC's Ad Hoc Group on Disability will hold a conference in Thessaloniki to assess the impact of the concluding observations of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.