Published In: 2013 36 pages Staffan Nilsson's presidency report Staffan Nilsson's Presidency Report - Achievements and stepping stones in engaging people for a sustainable Europe.
Published In: 2013 8 pages Your Europe Your Say! 2013 For the fourth 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.
Published In: 2013 2 pages The Single European Sky - EESC Position Paper The completion of the EU Single European Sky (SES)is an inherent part of the process of improving the competitiveness and growth of the EU economy by further strengthening the European single market. Its objective is to provide better, more effective and reliable conditions of air travel to the European citizens.
Published In: 2013 44 pages Financial Education for all Financial education strategies and best practices within the European Union.
"Socially irresponsible behaviour by financial institutions played a major part in causing the financial crisis, which has developed into a serious economic, social and political crisis. Financial innovation and a general lack of transparency in the system have made it hard for the people of Europe to understand what is in any case an inherently complex and globalised market, overwhelmed by a vast range of financial products.
Financial education is a strategic tool which should go hand in hand with the new process of better regulation of the financial system. A more robust, safe and transparent financial system needs responsible consumers who are actively involved in improving their financial awareness."
President of the Section for Economic and Monetary Union and Economic and Social Cohesion, EESC
Published In: 2013 6 pages 5 ideas for a younger europe The five ideas are a distillation of the dreams and aspirations encountered across Europe. Concrete proposals on democracy, employment, rights, education, and the European public sphere.
The new White Paper from the European Commission entitled “Roadmap to a Single
European Transport Area – T owards a competitive and resource-efficient transport
system”, which was adopted by the Commission on 28 March 2011, constitutes the
basic reference for the work of the TEN section in the field of transport.
TEN section work in this area is based on an in-depth analysis of information and
communication technologies (ICT) and their impact on society, taking into account
the expectations of European civil society organisations.
The EESC permanent study group will continue to identify and promote the
expectations of organised civil society as regards services of general interest,
which, whether economic or non-economic, do much to promote the social and
territorial cohesion of the European Union.
Published In: 2013 12 pages Towards a more responsible use of the internet : The proposals of the European civil society The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has been a consistent voice in discussions surrounding online communication. In fact, we have been debating issues of safety,privacy and human dignity in electronic communications and media for nearly two decades. In the last five years we have produced a set of coherent and robust opinions on the matter, which have positively influenced the current debate.