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  • 13 Jul 2017
    Paving the way forward - EESC contribution to the Commission's 2018 work programme

    Creating a positive narrative for the EU, strengthening its economic foundations, fostering its social dimension, facilitating the transition towards a low-carbon and circular economy and empowering and involving Civil Society. These are the main messages of the contribution of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) to the European Commission's 2018 Work Programme.

    The EESC, which is the EU body representing civil society in the European legislative process, adopted its contribution to the 2018 Work Programme on 5 July. The Committee calls on the Commission to adopt sustainable development as an overarching approach to its work, with reference to the three "pillars" of sustainability: i) strengthening the economic foundations of Europe; ii) fostering its social dimension; and iii) facilitating the transition towards a low-carbon and circular economy.

  • 12 Jul 2017
    6th Western Balkans Civil Society Forum pushes for media freedom, EU enlargement, adequate migration policy and empowering women

    The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) held the 6th Western Balkans Civil Society Forum in Sarajevo on 10-11 July. Participants adopted a Final Declaration calling for increased media freedom, opening the doors of the Western Balkans to EU enlargement, the implementation of migration policies and increased employment opportunities, and working on women's rights.

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