"Achieving sustainable growth in a competitive world is challenging. The challenge is even greater for the European Union, as the Old Continent faces a severe competitiveness deficit. Without entering into a health review, that could be delivered at a further stage, of each of the 28 Member States, the ambition of this study is to draw-up a comprehensive picture of EU economic growth.
The European Economic and Social Committee welcomes on the 23th of April, the Spring of Optimism.
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.
This brochure is based on the 2013 Annual Activity Report issued in June 2014.
In line with the EESC's mission statement, this report aims to highlight what we are doing and why we are doing it!
"European media and informed citizenship" took centre stage at the 8th EESC civil society media seminar, organised under the Italian presidency in Milan from 27 to 28 November 2014.
Civil society plays a key role not only in fund raising and implementing development activities, but also in political processes.
Effective action can be accomplished through collaboration with social partners and interested NGOs, says the EESC. The end result will be sustainable economic, social and environmental growth in developing countries, which will help to eradicate poverty and facilitate inclusive growth.
Discover the Sámi people - through the works of Petter Engman, Máret Ánne Sara, Tanja Sanila and Jan-Eerik Paadar.
This publication is part of a series of catalogues published in the context of the exhibitions organized by the EESC.
The EESC’s activities in Latin America takes place in the framework of European Union (EU) policy on the region and, more specifically, through the strategic partnership between the EU, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), negotiations on association agreements with Central America, Mexico, Chile and Mercosur, the free trade agreement with Peru and Colombia and the EU-Brazil strategic partnership.
The principal areas of activity of the Section for External Relations (REX) include monitoring relations between the European Union and the countries and regions with which the EU has formal relations, and developing relations with civil society in these countries and regions, particularly in the candidate countries.
Compendium of studies carried out in 2013 on the initiative of the EESC: summaries, authors, reference numbers, requesting services, contact persons, linguistic versions...
On the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, on January 27th, the EESC, in cooperation with the European Parliament, A Jewish contribution to an Inclusive Europe (CEJI) and the European Jewish Community Centre (EJCC), is organising an exhibition on Educational initiatives to maintain dialogue and fight discrimination.