In this booklet we briefly showcase how EESC members’ expertise makes a difference in each of the main policy EU areas it covers: economic, social, environmental and international. Committee members have reached out to young people in both schools and universities, listening to their views and harnessing their enthusiasm. The EESC has brought together people from all sectors of society to promote solidarity and thrash out solutions to the economic crisis, including innovative responses such as social entrepreneurship. It has encouraged high standards in business and stronger partnerships between politicians, industry and communities.
Overall, the EESC is working to strengthen dialogue and active citizenship, and to make Europe a better place to live. And the fact that every step is taken in consultation with organised civil society gives the Committee – and therefore the EU – an even greater democratic legitimacy.
Speech of Henri Malosse at the Eastern Partnership summit, Riga, 21-22/05/2015
“Les sociétés civiles de l'UE et des pays du partenariat oriental attendent des actes, elles sont fatiguées des belles paroles qui ne se concrétisent pas ! ...”
Co-hosted by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), the European External Action Service (EEAS), the European Commission and the Committee of the Regions (CoR), the "Second Southern Neighbourhood Civil Society Forum" will take place in Brussels on 28-29 May 2015. The Forum is part of a larger initiative launched by the Commission in 2013 to create a mechanism for sustained dialogue between civil society, the EU and authorities in the Middle East and North Africa region. ...
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) presents the EESC European Award for Excellent Design and Sustainability in cooperation with the LifeCare Initiative.
3D printing, in combination with the internet, robotics and open-source software, will result in a new industrial revolution with profound implications over the coming years for national economies, business models and education.
3D manufacturing – better known as 3D printing – is a process that uses digital "blueprints" to produce three-dimensional products and parts. It is also referred to as "additive manufacturing". A wide variety of materials are commonly used in this process: bioplastics, gypsum, gold, etc. Particular attention should be paid here to the origin of products. There are unprecedented opportunities in this field for businesses.