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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.

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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
    2 pages
    Summary report Open Day at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) - 2016

    Just like the other European institutions, on Saturday 28 May the EESC opened its doors to the public. Volunteers - 20 EESC members and 75 members of staff - welcomed 2 424 visitors.

    The guiding theme this year was "United in diversity".

  • Published In: 2016
    16 pages
    The EESC priorities during the Slovak presidency - July - December 2016

    For the first time in the history of the European Union, twelve years after its accession, the Slovak Republic will take up the presidency of the Council on 1 July.

     

    As we all know, the Member State holding the presidency has fairly limited powers. However, it is responsible for keeping the impetus going and coordinating meetings and their agendas and undertaking communication activities aimed at the media and general public – everywhere in the EU of course, but particularly in the Member State itself. The presidency is also a way of showing that the Union is not an external superpower that imposes itself on Member States “from above” or “from Brussels”: it is a union of States, where each has its role to play.

  • Published In: 2016
    111 pages
    Factors for Growth - Priorities for Competitiveness, Convergence and Cohesion in the European Union

    This Study brings light to the economic factors that contribute to sustainable growth in the European Union (EU) and investigates the political feasibility of economic reforms enhancing such factors. It also explores the aspects influencing competitiveness and fostering convergence and cohesion at EU and Member State levels.

  • Published In: 2016
    81 pages
    Culture, Cities and Identity in Europe

    The study examines international reports for culture's impact on European cities and its use as a tool for regeneration and development.  It provides an overview of the factors in EU city development linked to culture and identity through selective qualitative and quantitative analysis.

  • Published In: 2016
    2 pages
    The White Paper on Transport Position paper – May 2016

    In 2011 the European Commission adopted the White Paper Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area – Towards a competitive and resource efficient transport system in the context of the Union's 2020 growth strategy.

    The general objective of this Roadmap is to define a long-term strategy to make the European Union (EU) transport system more efficient, safe and secure.

     

  • Published In: 2016
    2 pages
    The Digital Single Market Position paper – May 2016

    The economic potential of the digital economy, as one of the sectors that can boost Europe’s growth rate and create jobs, is undeniable. Digital competition is improving companies, making them more productive and competitive in a future global market. At the same time, information and communication technologies (ICT) can lower costs for both private companies and governments, increase access to new markets and facilitate business start-ups. For consumers, a fully functioning digital market would mean enjoying more, better and cheaper services, with broader and more easily accessible opportunities.

  • Published In: 2016
    16 pages
    Studies carried out in 2015 - Compendium

    Compendium of studies carried out in 2015 on the initiative of the EESC: summaries, authors, reference numbers, requesting services, contact persons, linguistic versions...

  • Published In: 2016
    2 pages
    The circular economy package Position paper – June 2016

    Switching from a linear (take-make-use-throw away) economy to an eco-design focused circular (make-use-reuse-remanufacturerepair) economy in which nothing is wasted is a critical challenge for Europe. It makes the economy more sustainable and reduces the environmental footprint through better resource management and reduced extraction and pollution; it also enables businesses to gain a competitive edge thanks to better management of raw materials, while making the economy less dependent on imported – potentially critical and rare – materials. Investment and innovation in green tech also provides new economic opportunities and markets for European businesses, especially SMEs, and can lead to the creation of green growth and jobs at the local, regional and trans-national level.

  • Published In: 2016
    32 pages
    Your Europe Your Say 2016 - Report

    On 17-18 March 2016, students from schools in all 28 EU Member States and, for the first time, from the 5 EU candidate countries (Albania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey) met at the EESC in Brussels for Your Europe, Your Say!. They came to debate an issue that has been one of the most important topics on the European political agenda for some time: migration and integration. The key question for this year’s event was “How can we better integrate migrants and refugees in our societies?”.

     

    In a series of talks, workshops and social events, the 99 students and 33 teachers learned about the issues surrounding migration, shared their own experiences and ideas, and came up with some proposals to tackle the current challenges faced by Europe.

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