Following up on its work on refugees and migration, the EESC is hosting 27th April – 20th May an exhibition by Giles Duley, the internationally recognised photojournalist and former war correspondent, which portrays the stories of the many men, women and children who are crossing the Mediterranean sea and arriving on the Greek island of Lesvos. Giles Duley is a British documentary photographer and ...
The five winners of the 2015 EESC awards for sustainable design have been awarded yesterday.
EESC member Alexander Graf von Schwerin awarded the successful projects "KNOT", "DIVA", "Thank You", "Garderobe X3" and "DRIVE 1.0" for their "Excellent Design and Sustainability".
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.
Henri Malosse, President of the European Economic and Social Committee, was on mission in Kiev the 14 July to discuss various aspects of the relations between Ukraine and the European Union.
On this occasion, President Malosse held discussions with key representatives of Ukrainian civil society, such as Patriarch Philaret and Iryna Gerashchenko, Chairperson of the European Integration Committee of the Ukrainian Parliament...
Tangible initiatives at local, regional and EU level will help boost the economy
"There is no other economic sector closer to the citizens than the social economy," said Nicolas Schmit, Luxembourg's Minister for Labour, Employment and the Social and Solidarity Economy, at the Social Enterprise: Make it happen – a renewed commitment event held by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on 10th July. "This is why I pay tribute to the EESC for being the sector's constant champion," he added. Mr Schmit also sees the social economy as a crucial link between the EU and its citizens.
On 30 June, Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission, met with the Bureau of the European Economic and Social Committee.
After a bilateral meeting with the EESC president, he had an open and constructive dialogue with EESC Bureau Members on the Commissions' initiative on "Better Regulation".
President Malosse was invited by the French channel LCI, the 30th of June, to discuss the Greek situation. There he mentioned that the Greek people were shocked to have been forced to appeal to the International Monetary Fund while their country was part of the euro zone. For President Malosse, there is no doubt that this situation is due to the fact that "the euro zone is not completed and did therefore not have the solidarity mechanisms necessary to face the crisis. "...
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) presents the EESC European Award for Excellent Design and Sustainability in cooperation with the LifeCare Initiative.
"Women are the driving force in conflict resolution and social media is revolutionising our role", said Vice-President Jane Morrice at the Global Media Forum in Bonn
EESC Vice-President, Jane Morrice, was one of the panellists at the Global Media Forum, an international Congress organised by 'Deutsche Welle' in Bonn. Together with four other panellists she debated the topic 'Empower women with a # - new ways to sustainable conflict resolution'
"Civil Society Day is a great opportunity to talk - horizontally with civil society and vertically with the institutions. While using these abstract terms, it is important to see the people behind and not mere 'stakeholders', that is to say, to use the appropriate language in order to be heard and understood", said Vice President Jane Morrice in her opening speech.
More than 200 representatives of civil society organisations from the EU and its neighbouring countries gathered at the 4th Civil Society Day, focusing on how EU legislation can have a more positive impact on people's lives.
(JDE building – Atrium 5, rue Belliard 99, Brussels, 17-18 June 2015)
Following the great success of the first edition of the multilingual glossary "Let's speak sustainable construction", the EESC together with its partners CEMBUREAU and European Architects' Council is now launching the 2nd edition of this innovative guide to the terminology of sustainable construction in the EU. Visit the stands organised in the EESC/CoR building within the Sustainable Energy Week 2015 and grab a booklet version of the glossary in English, French, German and Spanish language!