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  • 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
    27 pages
    Space and society: Bridging the missing links!

    The EESC has been always involved in space issues and adopted many opinions in this field. In 2014 the Committee decided to organise an initiative on space to identify the most suitable means to achieve the priorities he has set out in its opinions.

     

  • Published In: 2016
    6 pages
    European Consumer Day

    The 18th edition of the European Consumer Day will be held in Brussels on 10 March 2016.

    The objective of the conference is to analyze whether and how the Commission's intention to "better regulate" will affect consumer policy. What should be taken into account by the Commission and other institutions in implementing this new strategy? How to make sure that the consumers will not lose?

  • Published In: 2014
    82 pages
    EESC recommendations on Social Enterprise

    Following the event in Strasbourg, the EESC has launched the Social Enterprise Project to identify policy ideas and specific measures that can be taken.

    Throughout the project, the EESC has gathered valuable input from people working in field across Europe, and met with stakeholders at local, regional, national and European level across sectors. There is a width and breadth of knowledge and experiences to be listened to and acted on. The social enterprise community of supporters is clearly expanding, and there appears to be a common view on what the EU institutions' key priorities should be for the coming years if we are to fully unleash the potential for social enterprise in European societies. This stakeholder input is the foundation of this report and has been summarised in the form of recommendations and observations.

  • Published In: 2014
    6 pages
    Social Enterprise - Make it happen !

    Throughout a substantial number of opinions, the Strasbourg event, and the Social Entrepreneurship project, the EESC is actively involved in the Social Entrepreneurship field. As a result of this project currently undertaken by the EESC, policy directions and concrete actions will be forwarded to the new Commission and Parliament at the fall of 2014.

  • Published In: 2014
    28 pages
    Report - The workings of the Services Directive in the construction sector

    The pilot study on "The workings of the Services Directive in the construction sector" carried out by the Single Market Observatory (SMO) of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) was presented at the EESC Plenary on 30 April 2014.

    The report in all languages, a short video presentation by Mr Siecker, president of the Section for the Single Market, Production and Consumption (INT), the preliminary evaluation of the replies to the questionnaire and the staff working paper are available on our website:

    http://www.eesc.europa.eu/?i=portal.en.smo-observatory-smo-spotlight.30024.

  • Published In: 2014
    6 pages
    European Consumer Day

    The 16 th edition of the European Consumer Day will be held in Thessaloniki on 14 March 2014.
    Even in times of crisis consumers have their rights. Those rights are legally binding and even a long-lasting crisis cannot be used as an excuse for the lack of enforcement. What challenges lie ahead of policy makers in the field of consumer protection? Are enforcement bodies efficient enough or are consumer rights just a mirage in those difficult times? How to fight overindebtedness and financial exclusion?
     

  • Published In: 2013
    2 pages
    European policy in support of SMEs - EESC Position paper
    Entrepreneurial policy must stimulate the creation of all forms of enterprise. The emergence of freelance and craft businesses, the professions, family businesses and cooperatives or social enterprises should also be encouraged. Gonçalo Lobo Xavier, rapporteur on "Reigniting the entrepreneurial spirit in Europe"
  • Published In: 2013
    6 pages
    Presentation Section for the Single Market, Production and Consumption

    Completion of the Single Market is one element necessary for the European venture to succeed. The EESC has a key role to play here, for the good of both consumers and business. To this end, the EESC set up a Single Market Observatory (SMO) in 1994, with the support of the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council. The SMO is made up of 33 members representing European civil society organisations. Its aim is to monitor how the Single Market operates in practice, identify where the problems are and help legislators remedy existing shortcomings.

  • Published In: 2013
    6 pages
    EESC contributions to the European tourism policy
    Tourism therefore plays a crucial role in achieving the Union’s most important goals, such as sustainable development, economic growth, employment and economic and social cohesion.

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