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In recent years, REFIT and the institutional agreement on Better Regulation have focused on reducing regulatory burdens, increasing the number of impact analyses, and wide-ranging consultations. As a result, the legislative process has ground to a halt. Having mapped and quantified the EU acquis, the Commission is preparing to launch a targeted deregulation with the aim of reducing regulatory burdens.

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  • Published In: 2016
    12 pages
    EESC Civil Society Prize 2016 - Migration

    Migration has been a key issue in European affairs and media throughout 2016. Civil society has played a major role in supporting public authorities, which otherwise would have been unable to cope with the sheer number of migrants and refugees reaching Europe.

  • Published In: 2016
    4 pages
    EESC position on migration - Position paper – December 2016

    Civil society has played a vital role in contributing to a more humane migration crisis management. Without the response of various NGOs, charities and individuals, the tragic humanitarian situation which has unfolded in many European countries could have been much worse. The EESC position on migration …

  • Published In: 2016
    9 pages
    Culture, Cities and Identity in Europe - Executive summary

    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. Culture is examined thematically in terms of its use as a vehicle for economic growth, a tool for reconverting cities, for integration and inclusiveness, and as a pillar of European identity.

  • Published In: 2016
    4 pages
    R EU Ready?

    The European Union: how does it work? Can you influence decisions? Do you know how the policies that affect your life are made?

    What if some of the EU’s complicated procedures were turned into a game – fun to play but challenging as well – that you could download onto your smartphone, tablet or laptop?

  • Published In: 2016
    92 pages
    European Cycling Lexicon

    This new edition of the European Cycling Lexicon was prepared by the EESC's Section for Transport, Energy, Infrastructure and the Information Society (TEN) in collaboration with the European Cyclists' Federation to respond to the strong demand from citizens, organizations and public authorities. The lexicon is indispensable for anyone who wishes to cycle in another European country and beyond. It raises awareness among citizens and at different levels of governance, about the many advantages of cycling and the need for good cycling infrastructure.

  • Published In: 2015
    12 pages
    Discover what the EESC can do for you

    The EESC is not like other EU bodies. It is a unique forum for consultation, dialogue and consensus between representatives from all the different sectors of "organised civil society", including employers, trade unions and groups such as professional and community associations, youth organisations, women's groups, consumers, environmental campaigners and many more.

  • Published In: 2015
    28 pages
    Your guide to the European Citizens’ Initiative - 3rd edition - September 2015

    Introduced on 1 April 2012 by the Treaty of Lisbon, the European Citizens' Initiative is the most important instrument of participative democracy in the European Union. By collecting at least 1 million signatures from at least 7 EU Member States, citizens have the right to call directly on the European Commission to propose a legal act or modify the existing one. This Guide is to provide you with an idea of how to get involved. In nine steps, it explains what organisers of a European Citizens' Initiative have to do, at what point, what the hurdles and procedures are: from the first idea to registration, collecting signatures to, hopefully, presenting your million signatures to the European Commission.

  • Published In: 2015
    36 pages
    European Passport to Active Citizenship (EPTAC)

    It's our Europe! It's our voice! But how to put this into practice?

    The new EPTAC in 23 official languages facilitates public participation across the European Union, the world’s biggest transnational democracy, with its 28 member states, 500 regions and more than 100 000 municipalities.

    More than 50 ECIs have been filed since 2012, including the successful proposals to prevent water privatisation and initiatives to develop a pan-European education system, provide more support to Greece and setting a speed of 30 km/h in towns across Europe.

  • Published In: 2015
    9 pages
    The Workers’ Group - Group II

    The Workers’ Group (Group II) comprises representatives from national trade unions, confederations and sectoral federations. Its members represent over 80 trade union organisations – the vast majority of them affiliated to the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) or its sectoral federations. The Workers’ Group key priorities have always been full employment, the improvement of the living and working conditions of workers in Europe and the well-being of all EU citizens, as well as of workers and their families in other continents.

  • Published In: 2014
    16 pages
    Civil Society Prize 2014 : The integration of Roma

    Civil society organisations around Europe work every day – frequently on a voluntary basis – to build a fairer and more inclusive society. At the EU level, the European Economic and Social Committee represents their interests and aims to ensure that their efforts receive the recognition they deserve. With this in mind, the EESC launched its Civil Society Prize eight years ago in order to “reward excellence in civil society initiatives”.

    This year’s prize is aimed at organisations or individuals who have undertaken outstanding projects to improve the economic and social inclusion of Roma people and communities.

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