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  • Published In: 2014
    12 pages
    EESC priorities during the Italian Presidency - July – December 2014

    The European Economic and Social Committee is staking its claim to be a committed partner for the Italian presidency of the European Union, thus giving a voice to civil society organisations throughout the next six-month period. It has been asked by the presidency to carry out a mid-term evaluation of the Europe 2020 strategy, which it will present at a high-level conference in Rome in December 2014. This partnership will form a strategic platform for promoting the role of citizens as a driving force for change in Europe…

  • Published In: 2014
    12 pages
    Discover what the EESC can do for you

    The EESC is not like other EU bodies. It is a unique forum for consultation, dialogue and consensus between representatives from all the different sectors of "organised civil society", including employers, trade unions and groups such as professional and community associations, youth organisations, women's groups, consumers, environmental campaigners and many more.

  • Published In: 2012
    56 pages
    Shaping Europe: Recent EESC achievements
    The European Economic and Social Committee: a meaningful player in EU and global affairs. The financial crisis, the EU 2020 strategy (Europe’s core programme for restoring growth and prosperity) and the long-term budget to cover EU initiatives over the next decade: all these challenges make the input and involvement of organised civil society, through the European Economic and Social Committee, more relevant now than ever.
  • Published In: 2014
    12 pages
    EESC priorities during the Greek Presidency

    With a critical juncture already fast approaching,the Greek Presidency of the EU represents an opportunity that Europe cannot afford to miss, a chance to influence the direction of change and build a Europe that feels more tangible and familiar to its citizens. At the elections next May,the public will elect a new European Parliament. These elections will also tell us whether or not Europe has managed to convince its citizens that it is effective and that the European venture has been reinvigorated.

  • Published In: 2013
    12 pages
    EESC priorities during the Lithuanian presidency
    Given the ongoing crisis, Europe is faced with a major challenge which it must address successfully: to restore public trust in its ability to act in their interest and in the general European interest. In the run-up to the European Parliament elections in May 2014, the overall direction provided by the Lithuanian presidency will be essential in renewing ties with the public.
  • Published In: 2012
    36 pages
    The European Economic and Social Committee during the Irish Presidency (January – June 2013)
    This publication sets out some of the major activities of the European Economic and Social Committee during the period of the Irish Presidency from January to June 2013.
  • Published In: 2012
    33 pages
    The European Economic and Social Committee during the Cyprus Presidency
    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. In today’s difficult times, Cyprus’ motivation and commitment to making a long-term contribution to European integration, is indispensable. These are just a few of the credentials that enable us to feel confident that the Cyprus Presidency will be a success.
  • Published In: 2012
    36 pages
    The priorities of the European Economic and Social Committee during the Danish Presidency
    The Council of the European Union brings together ministerial representatives of the governments of the EU Member States, meeting in various formations according to the policy area under discussion. The Council’s legislative and political decisions are prepared by a large number of specialised working parties and are fed upwards through the Permanent Representatives Committee to the Council itself. Member State governments in turn chair the Council’s various meetings and represent the Council vis-à-vis the EU’s other institutions and the European Union vis-à-vis the larger world. These presidencies of the Council of the European Union traditionally establish a set of broad political priorities and a work programme. The Kingdom of Denmark holds the Presidency for the first half of 2012. Its priorities can be found at http://EU2012.dk This publication sets out some of the major activities of the European Economic and Social Committee during the period of the Danish Presidency from January to June 2012.
  • 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
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    Published In: 2011
    28 pages
    President’s work programme and priorities for 2010-2013
    "Dialogue and participation. Sustainability and growth. Solidarity and development. These are the priorities of my presidency, which will form the scope of the Committee’s actions, together with the sections’ work programmes." (Staffan Nilsson, President of the European Economic and Social Committee)

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