Events & Activities on Institutional Reform


  • Zagreb, Croatia

    The Employers' Group has been invited by the Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts to co-organize an Extraordinary Seminar regarding the issue of Transposition of EU Legislation in Member States, also known as Goldplating. The Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts considers this to be a serious issue in this young Member State which requires serious study and consideration. The Employers' Group has already carried out a targeted study on this subject and has been fully supportive of the work being done in the INT Section.

    Members of the Group will participate actively in the seminar and share national experiences in other Member State on the issue of over implementation and how best to deal with this issue.


  • Conference - Brussels, Belgium

    In 2013, the European Citizens' Initiative Day brought together stakeholders and organisers of initiatives in order to discuss the first year of the citizens' initiative, its first problems and successes, and prepare the revision of the regulation in 2015.


  • Joint conference organised by the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions
    Conference - Brussels
    The conference explored further the democratic potential of the ECI in Europe, as well as some recent best practices in the field of participatory democracy and citizen's participation. An interactive panel debate engaged European, national and regional policy makers and discussed the role of the two Committees in the ECI.
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    Poster of the conference
    Organised civil society has its say on the future of Europe
    Conference - Brussels, Belgium

  • Session of information and dialogue on the Intergovernmental Conference
    Conference - Brussels, Belgium
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    Poster of the seminar
    Seminar - Brussels, Belgium
    Transmitting to the European Convention the hopes and expectations of civil society organisations in the candidate countries concerning the Future of Europe: this was the aim of the seminar entitled: "Organised civil society in the candidate countries and the Future of Europe" which the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) organised on 30-31 January 2003.
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