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The Circular Economy: Beneficial for All

Published In: 2016 4 pages

Transition to a circular economy is a must if we are to protect our planet, but also if we are to increase the competitiveness of European industry. This is a long-term process that will require numerous initiatives at European, national and regional level. Companies see the circular economy as an opportunity. "Going green" is beneficial not only for the environment, but also for businesses, providing real savings in terms of raw materials, water and energy. The participants of the conference entitled "Sustainable industry in the Context of Circular Economy" tried to identify major opportunities and challenges emerging from circular economy. This publication summarised the outcome of this discussion which took place on 13 September in Kosice, Slovakia.

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  • Published In: 2015
    2 pages
    Civil society's contribution to tackling food security - Position paper – October 2015

    The EESC strongly believe that ensuring food security is not just about producing more food. Supplying diverse, nutritious and good quality foods, supporting smallholder farmers, sustaining soil and water resources and reducing food waste are objectives that should also be pursued.

    The EESC aims to promote civil society's role in food security, for example through its opinions, its cooperation with the FAO, participating as observer in the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) or through UN International Year events.

  • Published In: 2015
    82 pages
    The representation of the labour world in national and European institutions: the role of the national and European economic and social committees

    The study aims to analyse the present situation of the national ESCs (Economic and Social Councils/Committees) and of other structures for dialogue in Greece, Italy, Spain, France and Romania, and of the EESC including the following aspects:

    - How budget cuts are affecting their role in the representation of the labour world?

    - The need for ESCs to exist from the institutional (constitutional) point of view in the democratic consultation mechanisms of the social players and civil society,

    - The need for reform that encompasses the idea of "democratic government" within national and European  ESCs,

    - The basis for social and institutional dialogue in a democratic society, including the political, historical and cultural points of view.



  • Published In: 2015
    8 pages
    The Eastern Partnership - we mean business

    The European Economic and Social Committee has been an ardent supporter of the Eastern Partnership from the very outset and the EESC's Employers' Group has continually emphasised the need to strengthen the partnership's economic dimension. An appropriate tool was needed to enable the representatives of employers, entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises from the EU and its partner countries to meet and openly assess the process of convergence with the European acquis and its impact on the economic situation. This publication gathers the contributions from the organisers and strategic partners of the 3rd Eastern Partnership Business Forum, that took place in May 2015 in Riga, Latvia.

  • Published In: 2015
    16 pages
    For a united, democratic, solidarity-based, peaceful and prosperous Europe close to its people - 2015-2018

    Guidelines for European Union policies by President Georges Dassis

  • Published In: 2015
    22 pages
    Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee in fighting corruption in the EU - Meeting business and civil society concerns

    With three quarters of EU citizens of the opinion that corruption is widespread in their own country and over 90% in ten Member States, the EESC is today calling for concrete action at the EU level to combat this Euro120 billion a year crime. Costing the European economy up to 1% of its GDP, the EESC has called on the European institutions and Member States to take concerted action to limit the impact of corruption on people and the economy. Improving transparency lies at the heart of the fight against corruption together with purposeful actions to raise public awareness.

  • Published In: 2015
    33 pages
    Reshaping Europe: Civil Society's Perspective of the Europe of tomorrow

    The aim of this study by the Bertelsmann Stiftung is to review and examine the work of the Various Interests Group during the period of its current mandate (2010-2015) in the light of current challenges and the political agenda in the EU.

  • Published In: 2015
    2 pages
    Making civil society a driving force in the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development - Position paper – September 2015

    The new United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted on the UN world summit on 25 – 27 September, sets out an  unprecedented broad action plan for people, planet and prosperity. An ambitious strategy and the installation of effective governance mechanisms will be key for a proper implementation of the SDGs in Europe.



  • 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
    The EESC from the Inside out - Annual Activity report - 2014

    This brochure is based on the 2014 Annual Activity Report issued in July 2015.

    In line with the EESC's mission statement, this report aims to highlight what we are doing and why we are doing it!

  • Published In: 2015
    28 pages
    Discover the unexpected luxembourg

    This publication is part of a series of catalogues published in the context of the exhibitions organized by the EESC.

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