Published In: 2013 24 pages Report on the SOC strategy 2010-2013 Some of the results achieved by the SOC section are presented in this leaflet, with a specific focus on consultative work (including exploratory and own-initiative opinions) and events organised by the Committee.
Published In: 2011 2 pages Rio+20: a milestone on the road to sustainable development ”The European Economic and Social Committee’s adoption of three related opinions at the same time – on Rio+20, resource efficiency, and a low-carbon economy – highlights the unique, cross-cutting role
of sustainable development as a policy area. It is not merely about environmental issues. It aims at making the best possible use of our limited global resources by coordinating environmental, economic and social policies.”
Mario Campli, President of the EESC’s Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment Section
Published In: 2011 2 pages Europe 2020 and employment for young people The European Economic and Social Committee has thrown its weight behind the European Union’s efforts to help young people find their way into work. Youth unemployment is a tragic waste of potential, which not only undermines economic growth but could also have serious consequences for social cohesion in the future.
Published In: 2009 6 pages "Lisbon Strategy Observatory" In July 2008, the EESC created the Lisbon Strategy Observatory to step up stakeholder involvement in the Lisbon process. Civil society plays a key role in the preparation, implementation and assessment of the Lisbon reforms.