The Sustainable Development Observatory is carrying out an impact study to assess the factors underlying the differing levels of implementation of the EU Renewable Energy Directive and the transition to more decentralised energy systems across Member States. The first stakeholder workshop will be held in Berlin, Germany.
The 2014 European elections: this time it's different
The European elections of 22-25 May 2014 give voters the chance to influence the future political course of the European Union when they elect the 751 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to represent their interests for the next five years.
Following the new Clean Air for Europe programme adopted by the European Commission, the 17 March the EESC will organise a public hearing: representatives from the Commission, experts from the business sector, from municipalities and regions and from health and environmental NGOs will discuss with EESC members the Clean Air for Europe policy package. The conclusions of the hearing shall provide input to an opinion of the EESC on this subject.
This year edition, whose title will be "Beyond agendas and manifestos: what Europe for us?", will be focused on the expectations of European citizens and organisations on Europe, as concerns economy, social dimension and active European Citizenship.
The objective of the conference will be to examine how Greece can move forward towards growth, thus overcoming the socio-economic consequences of the crisis. It is hoped that the debates will explore opportunities for sustainable growth, employment and recovery in Greece, but also steps towards solidarity and a social Europe built on social cohesion.