The 2015 seminar will not only look at how the EU communicates on development issues, but will also shine the spotlight on people in partner organisations working on development and how they use communication to achieve their goals.
We will look at DG DEVCO's storytelling communication campaign and at the work of civil society, journalists and other actors in communicating on development issues as well as the communication campaign for the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
On the eve of COP 21, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) together with the Committee of the Regions (CoR) have urged negotiators in Paris not to fail, sending a clear message: Real action on climate and towards low-carbon transition is taking place outside of the political decision-making process, and it is now time for the contribution of civil-society actors as well as local and regional authorities to be framed in a multi-level governance system.
More than 200 participants explored and debated work organisation and skill development practices that benefit both employers and employees at a joint seminar organised by Cedefop, Eurofound and the EESC in Brussels on 19 November.
The seminar was an opportunity to present to policymakers, academics, practitioners and representatives from national authorities, European institutions, enterprises and trade unions the findings of Eurofound's Third European Company Survey and Cedefop's European Skills and Jobs Survey.
The EESC strongly believe that ensuring food security is not just about producing more food. Supplying diverse, nutritious and good quality foods, supporting smallholder farmers, sustaining soil and water resources and reducing food waste are objectives that should also be pursued.
The EESC aims to promote civil society's role in food security, for example through its opinions, its cooperation with the FAO, participating as observer in the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) or through UN International Year events.
IN THIS ISSUE: EESC calls for integrated aviation policy and warns against social dumping; EESC resolution on the current refugee crisis; Europe's Monetary Policy must have sharper focus; Family businesses. SPECIAL EDITION - EESC Renewal.