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On 13 and 14 February 2014, over 150 civil society representatives gathered at the EESC to discuss their positions on a global Post-2015 framework for sustainable development. Participants from local, regional and national authorities, EU and UN level policy-makers, social partners, environment, development, human rights, agriculture and consumer organisations; industry, business and academia brought a wealth of perspectives into the debate. This summary of key points, prepared by the Conference organisers, will be brought to the attention of EU decision-makers in order to contribute to the formulation of a strong EU negotiating position on the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda.

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  • Published In: 2011
    2 pages
    Europe 2020 and employment for young people - EESC Position Paper
    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.
  • The European Economic and Social Committee during the Polish Presidency
    Published In: 2011
    36 pages
    The European Economic and Social Committee during the Polish Presidency
    "I welcome and support the first time ever Polish EU presidency! With the Lisbon Treaty having gone into eff ect not long ago, and in the middle of national budgets’ crisis and global challenges, Poland will play a leading role among EU member states between July and December 2011. The European Economic and Social Committee is there to advise and support the Polish EU residency, based on the grassroots experience of its members and on its long-standing tradition of cooperation with EU presidencies." Staffan Nilsson, President of the EESC Staffan Nilsson
  • Renewable energy
    Published In: 2011
    2 pages
    Renewable energy for Europe - EESC Position Paper
    “Finding the right answers to our well-known energy challenges will be key in securing Europe’s prosperity and competitiveness. The increase of the share of renewables is vital, but just like all other sources in the energy mix they have to be regularly assessed on their contribution to sustainability and cost-effectiveness.” Stéphane Buffetaut, President of the EESC’s Transport and Energy Section
  • Food for everyone
    Published In: 2011
    12 pages
    Food for everyone - EESC President’s conclusions from the conference
    "Food security concerns us all because it is about the earth’s resources, which we all share and use, and because food is vital for life. I am happy that the European Economic and Social Committee hosted a lively and fruitful international conference on global food security on 23 May. The title we chose for this event reflects our vision regarding this complex issue: “Food for everyone - towards a global deal.” We have engaged in this global and timely debate on food security because, as with every complex subject of public and human interest, civil society cannot stand aside. We simply can no longer accept that as many as one in six people on our planet face a daily struggle to find enough food to live." Staffan Nilsson, President of the EESC
  • SOC Section
    Published In: 2011
    12 pages
    Section for employment, social affairs and citizenship (SOC)
    The SOC Section deals with a broad range of policy areas including employment and working conditions, social policy and integration, gender equality, disability issues, public health, justice and home affairs (including immigration), and education and training. The section’s activities cover the work of several Commission Directorates-General, European Parliamentary Committees and Council configurations.
  • Who's who
    Published In: 2011
    129 pages
    Groupe III - A guide to "Who's who"
    "As part of my Presidency programme, I highlighted communication as one of my 6 top priorities. Therefore, it is my pleasure to invite you to browse through this Vademecum and I strongly encourage you to make good and regular use of it, to help you learn more about your colleagues in Group III and inform you about the staff members in the secretariat and what their main tasks are. Learn, connect, network, grow !" Luca Jahier, Président of group III
  • It takes two to tango
    Published In: 2011
    29 pages
    It takes two to tango
    This publication builds on the EESC opinion adopted in July 2010 on developing the Partnership principle in EU Cohesion policy and describes examples of best practice in several Member States. The aim is to provide interested stakeholders with practical information on how to improve the performance of partnership in the light of recorded examples of best practice. The EESC has an essential role to play in encouraging greater involvement and participation of organised civil society in European policies; it has therefore always argued the need to develop genuine partnership.
  • Your Europe Your Say
    Published In: 2011
    5 pages
    Your Europe Your Say! 2011
    For the second year running, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is offering an unique opportunity for secondary schools from across Europe to come to Brussels to debate, negotiate, stand up for their beliefs and try to find a consensus in a simulated plenary session.
  • City on the move
    Published In: 2011
    38 pages
    City on the move
    "Mobility is a core concern for the EESC. The political message of my presidency is Engaging people for a sustainable Europe. My work program centres around sustainable development, so urban mobility is a key issue. In its many opinions on this topic, the committee has been able to prepare practical proposals designed to support and reinforce action in the field of urban mobility. Last year, the EESC organised the "Urban mobility days – Move it!" in order to raise awareness among civil society, particularly the general public, about the active role they can play in shaping their town's transport policy. This highly successful initiative is part of an ongoing set of actions intended to reinforce civil society's role in political choices. This year, the EESC is inviting its partners to attend the "City on the move" exhibition which portrays various issues relating to mobility choices." Staffan Nilsson, Président du CESE
  • Let's speak sustainable construction
    Published In: 2011
    156 pages
    Let's speak sustainable construction - Multilingual glossary EN/FR/DE/ES
    In response to the need for more sustainable construction, new concepts, phrases, terms and expressions are being used in the construction industry across Europe. These concepts are aimed at improving the environmental, social and economic impact of the industry and its outputs. From Air Source Heat Pumps to Net Zero Carbon Buildings; from Whole Life Costing to Photovoltaic Electricity; from Recycled Resources to Passive House; it is important that the industry reaches a common understanding of these terms – to speak a common language for sustainable construction – in order to provide a base for harmonised development in the future.

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