Within the framework of its own-initiative opinion Proposal for mapping macro-regional strategies across Europe, the Section for Economic and Monetary Union and Economic and Social Cohesion of the European Economic and Social Committee is organising a public hearing on 26 November 2014 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The opinion aims to give an overview on the European macro-regional strategies, analysing the differences and commonalities between their approaches across the various regions. Its purpose is to present a proposal on how to adjust such strategies to achieve uniform European development practice.
Official meetings of the EESC and its bodies
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), the International Confederation of Popular Banks (CIBP), the European Association of Co-operative Banks (EACB) and the European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (UEAPME) will organize a conference on Co-operative banks: a real model to finance the real economy which will take place in Brussels on 1 December 2014 (9.00 am - 4.30 pm).
The high-level conference "Towards a more effective Europe 2020: civil society's proposals for boosting social inclusion and competitiveness in Europe", 4-5 December 2014 in Rome, will be an important occasion for the EESC and newly nominated European Commission to discuss the role of the organised civil society during the 2015-2020 period. It will provide an opportunity to promote the important work that is being done in the Europe 2020 Steering Committee of EESC and to bring the concrete propositions to the EU decision making level.