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  • Published In: 2017
    16 pages
    The European Economic and Social Committee's contribution to the Commission's 2018 work programme

    The EESC adopted its contribution to the European Commission's 2018 Work Programme on 5 July 2017. In this contribution, the EESC calls on the Commission to adopt sustainable development as an overarching approach to its work programme, with reference to the three "pillars" of sustainability: i) strengthening the economic foundations of Europe; ii) fostering its social dimension; and iii) facilitating the transition towards a low-carbon and circular economy. To that end, the EESC makes detailed recommendations and proposals for action structured around six priority policy areas: further development of the single market; promotion of entrepreneurship, innovation and industrial development; the social dimension of the EU; focusing public finances on sustainable growth, innovation, employment and cohesion; protecting Europeans against security threats; and the development of a structured civil dialogue.

  • Published In: 2016
    12 pages
    What is the European Economic and Social Committee? Easy to read

    The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is not like other EU bodies. It is a unique forum for consultation, dialogue and consensus between representatives from all the different sectors of "organised civil society".

    This 'easy-to-read' brochure describes the EESC, its missions, its role in the European Union decision making process, how it functions and its activities.

     

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  • Published In: 2016
    9 pages
    Culture, Cities and Identity in Europe - Executive summary

    The study examines international reports for culture's impact on European cities and its use as a tool for regeneration and development.  It provides an overview of the factors in EU city development linked to culture and identity through selective qualitative and quantitative analysis. Culture is examined thematically in terms of its use as a vehicle for economic growth, a tool for reconverting cities, for integration and inclusiveness, and as a pillar of European identity.

  • Published In: 2016
    17 pages
    European Economic and Social Committee contribution to the European Commission’s 2017 Work Programme

    Representatives of European organised civil society have put forward their proposals as part of the preparation by the Commission of its 2017 Work Programme. While regretting the result of UK citizens' vote to leave the EU, the EESC asks for a rapid  start to the negotiations with the UK in order to respond to the present uncertainty about the future of the EU and it demands to be fully involved in the negotiation process with the UK. Taking account of these events and of the public perception in several other Member States towards the European project, the EESC considers that the European Commission must work to restore a spirit of solidarity and responsibility, and regain public support. The Committee has identified three strategic political priorities around which the Commission should focus its 2017 Work Programme, namely strengthening the economic and social cohesion of the EU, the EU's global role and citizens' ownership of the EU.

  • Published In: 2016
    81 pages
    Culture, Cities and Identity in Europe

    The study examines international reports for culture's impact on European cities and its use as a tool for regeneration and development.  It provides an overview of the factors in EU city development linked to culture and identity through selective qualitative and quantitative analysis.

  • Published In: 2016
    16 pages
    Studies carried out in 2015 - Compendium

    Compendium of studies carried out in 2015 on the initiative of the EESC: summaries, authors, reference numbers, requesting services, contact persons, linguistic versions...

  • Published In: 2015
    2 pages
    Various Interests - Group III

    The presence of the Various Interests' Group, alongside the Employers' Group and the Workers' Group, ensures that the Committee is a dynamic force and is empowered to give full voice to the concerns of the various social, occupational, economic and cultural organisations that make up civil society in the Member States. In line with the changes introduced in the new Lisbon Treaty, Group III is made up of "other representatives and stakeholders of civil society, particularly in the economic, civic, professional and cultural field".

  • Published In: 2015
    33 pages
    Reshaping Europe: Civil Society's Perspective of the Europe of tomorrow

    The aim of this study by the Bertelsmann Stiftung is to review and examine the work of the Various Interests Group during the period of its current mandate (2010-2015) in the light of current challenges and the political agenda in the EU.

  • Published In: 2015
    16 pages
    Studies carried out in 2013 - Compendium

    Compendium of studies carried out in 2013 on the initiative of the EESC: summaries, authors, reference numbers, requesting services, contact persons, linguistic versions...

  • Published In: 2015
    47 pages
    The involvement of NGOs in national economic and social councils and in programming of Structural Funds at national level - Report

    Economic and social councils, the institutionalised platforms for social and civic dialogue in the European Union and in most of its Member States, show a broad range of diversity – in set-up, composition and name. This patchwork of practices seems to stem from political, social and economic traditions in the various countries. Another source of variation is the opinion on who is considered a social partner and on how they should be represented in an institutionalised platform.

    In this report 21 national social and economic councils have been examined. This concerns Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Spain.

    In first instance, these national social and economic councils have been analysed on their mission and approach. Secondly, there has been an identification of the membership and representation in the different councils and the position of NGOs or representative groupings as a full member. At last, there has been an assessment of the role and implication of NGO in the programming of European Structural Funds on a national level.

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