HomePage Banners

EESC President Henri Malosse

President's blog European Elections 22-25 May 2014 - Act. React. Impact.


  Logo of CESlink - Online cooperation between Economic and Social Councils Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union

Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional



Work Programme 2013

1. Events

SMO hearings during the Irish and Lithuanian Pesidencies (respectively 01.01.-30.06. and 01.07.-31.12.2013): 
11.03.2013 public hearing in Dublin, Ireland
23.09.2013  public hearing (place and date tbc)
Other hearings may be organised by the SMO to complement the drafting of opinions if necessary.

2. Opinions and information reports

Work in progress (INT and SMO - choose Section folder number to see ongoing work)
SMO activity report October 2010 - April 2013End of mandate report 2006-2010 (information on SMO work and activities with links to adopted opinions)

Opinions upon referral:

Follow-up on Commission's Single Market Act on the basis of earlier opinions:

Other requests may be expected from institutions in the course of the year.

Exploratory opinions:

Requests for exploratory opinions, e.g. from the European Commission, Irish or Lithuanian Presidencies, may be expected in the course of the year. 

Own-initiative opinions and information reports:

3. Publications

In the context of the EESC’s major event on EU2020 on 25 September 2012, the Single Market Observatory published three new brochures:


4. On-line activities

5. Miscellaneous

  •  Cooperation with the European Commission and the European Parliament with focus on "Smart Regulation and Better Lawmaking" issues,
  • Cooperation with the national Economic and Social Councils of the Member States (in particular via the CESlink network),
  • Cooperation with the EU Presidencies in office,
  • Information of economic and social actors and Economic and Social Councils in other parts of the world (e.g. MERCOSUR and AICESIS) on the role and activities of the SMO,
  • Cooperation with various platforms on "Better Lawmaking" such as the Europen University Institute (EUI) in Florence, the Bertelsmann Foundation, the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), the European Policy Centre (EPC), the European Institute for Public Administration (EIPA) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD),
  • Cooperation with the Consultative Committee of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).