Sustainable consumption

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  • Brussels, Belgium

    The EESC is drawing up an opinion on the Commission's recent communication dedicated to waste to energy. This public hearing aims at gathering stakeholders' views on this critical aspect of the waste management and the transition towards a circular economy.


  • Conference - St Julian's, Malta

    How could the Digital Single Market benefit european consumers? This year's theme was a wide-ranging subject covering issues affecting consumers today in a very tangible way. The Committee has recently issued several Opinions and studies covering the digital transformation and how it impacts modes of production and consumption, and its work feeded into the discussions on many relevant topics, such as data sharing, digital inclusion and access to internet for all, artifical intelligence, digital contract rights, unnecessary geo-blocking, digital currencies and fintech, the sharing economy and the Collaborative economy.

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    Conference - Brussels, Belgium

    The European Economic and Social Committee and the European Commission are co-organising this conference with a view to launching a European circular economy stakeholder platform and discuss the state of implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan. Day 1 will take place in the Commission's premises, day 2 at the EESC.


  • Conference - Room JDE 62, EESC, Brussels, Belgium

    Triggering radical change in the way we buy, exchange or even value goods and services, the collaborative economy, the functional economy and the circular economy have had a considerable impact on businesses, consumers and workers. In its 2016 opinions on all three economic models, the EESC has recognised both the potential of these new models for Europe's sustainability as well as the uncharted legal territory they bring with them. Taking our work to the next level, we have joined forces with the Global Hub for the Common Good, to enrich the European debate with input from communities directly involved in these new economies.


  • Kosice, Slovakia

    The hallmark of a sustainable circular economy is a society that reduces its burden on nature by ensuring that resources remain in use for as long as possible. Once the maximum value has been extracted, resources can then be recovered and reused, remanufactured, or recycled to create new products.

    In the context of the Slovak Presidency to the EU, the Employers' Group of the European Economic and Social Committee is organising a conference entitled "Sustainable Industry in the context of the Circular Economy". The event will take place on 13th September 2016 in Kosice, Slovakia. The participants of the discussion will elaborate on how the circular economy can support sustainable growth and the role of business in the transition to a more circular economy.

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