521st Plenary Session
• Thursday 15 December at 9 a.m.: Presentation of the European Commission's 2017 work programme with Frans Timmermans
• Thursday 15 December at 10 a.m. Debate on the new sustainable economic models, with Jyrki Katainen
• Award ceremony for the Civil society prize, on Thursday 15 December at 12 p.m.
IN THIS ISSUE: Europe needs to do better for consumers, says the EESC; The EESC calls for a financial instrument to end “beaching”; EESC Civil Society Migration Prize to reward inspiring and successful examples of human solidarity; Madi Sharma writes book to help turn 7 billion ideas into action.