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Following the great success of the first edition of this innovative guide to the terminology of sustainable construction in the EU, the EESC together with its partner CEMBUREAU and European Architects' Council has improved and updated the publication and is now launching the 2nd edition, both as a practical printed spiral bound booklet and an online and mobile version.

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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  • Published In: 2012
    74 pages
    2011 European Design Award for a Sustainable Present
    Innovation is the key to the future of a prosperous and sustainable Europe, and our young talented Europeans are the drivers of such innovation. With the EESC Design Eleven – 2011 European Design Award for a Sustainable Present, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has addressed the reality of Europe today and has supported practical and functional ideas for Europeans. In this way it is helping to both protect the environment and improve the quality of life for people in Europe.
  • Published In: 2012
    6 pages
    The EESC in the African, Caribbean and Pacific – European Union partnership
    Since the 1970s, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has been involved in ACP-EU relations and has organised regular meetings with economic and social interest groups from the ACP countries. These meetings have provided an opportunity to discuss the concerns and priorities of these actors and to forward recommendations to the relevant political authorities at the national, regional and international level.
  • Published In: 2012
    4 pages
    EESC messages for Rio+20
    Based on an intensive civil society dialogue the EESC contributed to establishing the EU's position on Rio+20. In February 2012, the major EESC conference Go sustainable, be responsible! European civil society on the road to Rio+20, sent out a list of messages to take on board at Rio+20 and called on our political leaders to step up their efforts to arrive to an ambitious outcome at the UN conference.
  • Published In: 2012
    9 pages
    Section for External Relations
    In recent years, the international relations of the European Union have opened up to new actors from civil society, and the international agreements signed by the EU include arrangements on an almost systematic basis aiming to establish dialogue at civil society level. In its capacity as institutional representative of European organised civil society, the European Economic and Social Committee’s role is therefore evolving. Nevertheless, its core task remains that of supporting the EU’s external activities by conducting a dialogue with the civil society organisations of the non-EU countries and geographical groupings with which the EU has formal relations.
  • Published In: 2012
    72 pages
    Active Citizenship
    "Active citizenship is central to the role of the European Economic and Social Committee. In this book, 24 EESC members talk about their personal contribution, as business people and trade unionists, campaigners and volunteers, revealing a vast and fascinating range of diff erent interests and priorities. What they all have in common is that they express a sense of solidarity with others in society, and concern for their welfare." Anna Maria Darmanin EESC Vice-President, President of the Communication Group
  • Published In: 2012
    36 pages
    The European Economic and Social Committee during the Cyprus Presidency
    The Republic of Cyprus holds the Presidency for the second half of 2012. This publication sets out some of the major activities of the European Economic and Social Committee during the period of the Cyprus Presidency from July to December 2012.
  • Published In: 2012
    94 pages
    Annual Report for 2012 on the Human Resources of the Secretariat and Staffing Policy
    Report by the Secretary-General to the Bureau of the European Economic and Social Committee
  • Published In: 2012
    2 pages
    Consumer protection
    "EU citizens have a crucial role to play as consumers in achieving the Europe 2020 goals of smart, inclusive and sustainable growth. Empowering consumers helps improve the quality of products and services and enables the market economy to operate more effectively." Steffan Nilsson, EESC President
  • Published In: 2012
    4 pages
    European Integration Forum
    The European Integration Forum is a dialogue platform established by the European Commission in 2009 in conjunction with the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). The Forum has a maximum of 100 participants who meet twice a year in order to exchange information on the integration of thirdcountry nationals in the EU.
  • Published In: 2012
    24 pages
    Go sustainable, be responsible! European civil society on the road to Rio+20
    In February, the EESC conference Go sustainable, be responsible! European civil society on the road to Rio+20, offered a unique opportunity to hear the voices of European civil society in the run-up to the UN summit. With nearly 300 participants, high-level speakers, lively debates and plenty of media interest, it fully reflected the importance of sustainable development on the EESC agenda.

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