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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: 2016
    4 pages
    The Circular Economy: Beneficial for All

    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.

  • Published In: 2016
    12 pages
    What is the European Economic and Social Committee?

    The European Economic and Social Committee (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".

    This 'easy-to-read' brochure describes the EESC, its missions, its role in the European Union decision making process, how it functions and its activities.

     

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  • Published In: 2016
    4 pages
    EESC Permanent Study Group on Sustainable Food Systems

    The EESC Permanent Study Group on Sustainable Food Systems aims to contribute to the development of a comprehensive food policy in the EU. This leaflet presents its main priorities and ongoing work.

  • Published In: 2016
    36 pages
    Coordination of social security schemes between the European Union and Euromed countries

    The presence of mass immigration in the Southern Mediterranean region of Europe requires the development of new instruments in the field of social security coordination. Many of the existing problems associated with coordinating social security systems have been resolved, until now, through bilateral agreements between Member States and MED countries. However, it is practically impossible for all 28 Member States to individually initiate negotiations with all MED countries or vice versa. For this reason there is a growing trend for demanding that the EU negotiate and sign international agreements that grant more comprehensive bi- or multilateral coverage than bilateral agreements.

     

     

  • Published In: 2016
    12 pages
    EESC CIVIL SOCIETY MEDIA SEMINAR 2016 Communicating Migration

    The 10th Civil Society Media Seminar will be organised at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna from 24 to 25 November 2016, looking at how European institutions, member states, civil society and media are communicating migration and try to with the help of the speakers and an engaged audience to formulate  useful advice for a clearer and more targeted communication to counteract polarisation within European societies and strengthen solidarity with refugees, asylum seekers, migrants and within European Member States.

  • Published In: 2016
    4 pages
    Road Transport - Position paper – October 2016

    Road transport is a crucial part of the European Union's single market and of its economy as a whole. At the same time, it is a vital economic sector in its own right, employing about 5 million people across the EU, generating close to 2% of EU GDP, and directly impacting on the quality of life of millions of European citizens. The EU road transport sector has developed significantly over the years, benefiting trade, the economy and freedom of movement. However, the success has had dark sides too and the sector today faces considerable challenges.

  • Published In: 2016
    2 pages
    EESC on Culture, Cities and Identity in Europe

    Position paper on the role of culture in the EU and the EESC's actions in this field, with special focus on the study Culture, Cities and Identity in Europe, recently published by the EESC Various Interests Group, and the conference A hope for Europe! Culture, cities and new narratives organized by this Group on 20-21 June 2016.

  • Published In: 2016
    68 pages
    Financial Education for all

    Financial education strategies and best practices within the European Union.

    This brochure has been produced as a complement to an own-initiative opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on Financial education and responsible consumption of financial products adopted on 14 July 2011, to help disseminate best practice in financial education. This is the updated – 2016 – edition.

  • Published In: 2016
    56 pages
    Environmental Statement 2016 - Figures for 2015 - Updated version

    The environmental statement aims to describe the environmental management system (EMAS) in place at the European Economic and Social Committee and the European Committee of the Regions.

    After more than five years of EMAS registration, the challenge – in addition to improving the results already achieved – is to take action on new environmental aspects. In 2015 therefore, bearing in mind the significant impact of food on the environment, we reorganised our catering services for staff and at events. More generally, all activities involving our contractors have been re-examined in the context of «green public procurement», as they implement key aspects of our environmental management system. For example, our technical equipment maintenance contractor is cooperating with us to reduce gas, electricity and water consumption.

     

     

  • Published In: 2016
    5 pages
    THE WOOD OF MEMORIES Marcinelle beyond the tragedy

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

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