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Research findings and innovative tools to be presented at the conference

METPEX (Measurement Tool to determine the quality of Passenger Experience) is a research project funded in the context of the 7th Framework Programme of the EU, aiming to develop and evaluate a standardised tool to measure passenger experience across whole journeys. Its results will be used to inform policy makers in providing inclusive, passenger-oriented integrated transport systems that are accessible by all citizens. The METPEX consortium is coordinated by Coventry University and brings together 16 European partners, from 12 countries.

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  • 15 May 2012
    EESC Communication Group meeting, Copenhagen The EESC Communication Group together with EESC members acting as Communication contact points held their annual meeting in Copenhagen, during the Danish EU Presidency. The meeting was chaired by Vice President Anna Maria Darmanin and held at the European Parliament and Commission - European House (Head of EC Rep - Jan Hoest Schmidt, Head of EP office Henrik Gerner Hansen). The meeting was also attended by EESC President Staffan Nilsson, who together with Vice President Anna Maria Darmanin, used the visit to Denmark to have bilateral meetings with key stakeholders, discussing EU2020, job creation and a sustainable future.

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  • 10 May 2012
    5 ideas for a younger Europe at University of Florence The 9th visit of the "5 ideas for a younger Europe" tour took place in Florence on 10 May 2012.

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  • 8 May 2012
    5 ideas for a younger Europe at Université libre de Bruxelles The 8th visit of the "5 ideas for a younger Europe" tour took place in Brussels at Université libre de Bruxelles on 8 May 2012.

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  • 7 May 2012
    2nd edition of the European Citizens' Initiative Competition On 7 May Anna Maria Darmanin participated in the 2nd edition of the European Citizens' Initiative Competition in Murcia, Spain, where she discussed European Citizen Initiative proposals with university students of the region.

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  • 3 May 2012
    President Staffan Nilsson at the launch of the EU-China partnership on Sustainable Urbanisation Sustainable urbanisation is an important matter both for EU and China therefore the challenges and opportunities in the areas of sustainable city planning, urban infrastructure and mobility were discussed. The EESC meets regularly with the Chinese Economic and Social Council on the occasion of the EU –China Round Tables. The declaration adopted during the most recent Round Table in Hangzhou in April focused on sustainable urban development.

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    EU- China Urbanisation Partnership: Staffan Nilsson's Intervention at the Opening Session

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  • 26 Apr 2012
    Krawczyk: Consumers pay dearly for a lack of European single sky Lack of pan-European coordination of airspace costs around EUR 150 billion in the EU's lost GDP and has attributed to 150 million extra tonnes of CO2 pumped into the air over a decade, said Jacek Krawczyk, Vice-President of the European Economic and Social Committee, in a conference held today in Warsaw on the prospects for development of air transport in Poland. The conference was organised by the Civil Aviation Office in Poland.

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  • 26 Apr 2012
    Your Europe, Your Say 2012! The event "Your Europe, Your Say!" event took place on 26-28 April 2012. This year again, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) invited school pupils and teachers from all over Europe to join them in Brussels.

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  • 17 Apr 2012
    Privatisation in Belarus: yes, but… Privatisation is not a cure-all approach, and if mishandled, can backfire, warned Jacek Krawczyk, Vice-president of the European Economic and Social Committee in a seminar entitled “Privatization and private entrepreneurship in Belarus – scope for international assistance ", held today in Warsaw. Opened by Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Radosław Sikorski and European Enlargement Commissioner, Štefan Füle, the conference mulled over privatization requirements and business reforms needed in Belarus and looked into the role that the EU and international bodies can play.

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  • 13 Apr 2012
    Social business - The DNA for a new EU economic order
    Social business - The DNA for a new EU economic order President Staffan Nilsson took part in the TEDx Utrecht University event "Creating a social world". It gathered social entrepreneurs, intellectuals, economists, social activists together with university students.

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  • 12 Apr 2012
    EESC President at the EU China Round Table President Staffan Nilsson opened the 11th EU- China Round Table hosted by the Chinese Economic and Social Council (CESC) in Hangzhou.

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