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  • Publication Item
    Published In: 2017
    36 pages
    The Integrated Report 2017: Organised Civil Society in the European Semester

    This integrated report assembles inputs from the national Economic and Social Councils (and the Liaison Group, an NGO umbrella organization) and gives an overview of the involvement of organized civil society in the European Semester, highlighting the different ways in which organized civil society interacts with governments in the framework of the European Semester. The purpose is to make the Semester more democratic and more efficient, by identifying problem areas and disseminating best practices across the entire European Union.

  • Press Release Item 23 Feb 2017
    Ref: 9/2017
    Only a strong economy can allow Europe to weather the storm

    It is vital to foster economic growth; only if Europe has a strong economy, can it better face the political and social challenges that stand before it. This was one of the main messages of the EESC opinions adopted yesterday in Brussels. The EESC calls for more investment– both private and public – directly in the countries that need it most. The EU body representing Civil Society also finds that the Juncker plan is not enough ...

  • Document Item 2 Dec 2015 'Intermediary Europe at the Heart of the Europe 2020 Strategy: Bringing Europe Closer to Citizens'

    Inaugural speech by President Jahier, 2 December 2015, Luxembourg

  • Document Item 6 Jul 2015 EUROPE 2020: Paths for Reinventing Europe's Future

    Speech by President Luca JAHIER at the "Europe 2020" conference in Brussels on Monday 6 July 2015.

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    Conference - Brussels, Belgium

    Currently under review, Europe 2020 is the EU's sole long-term strategy. Despite the fact that Europe is showing the first signs of slight economic recovery, the social crisis is still deepening. Europe has to find its way out and reinvent its jobs and growth strategy. Therefore the EESC is organizing a conference based on interactive stakeholders' involvement, with the focus on present and future social, economic and environmental challenges. This will be an occasion for policy makers and stakeholders to engage in a constructive debate in order to focus the reform efforts on making the EU more resilient.

  • Document Item 27 Apr 2015
    21st meeting of Europe 2020 Steering Committee, 27 April 2015
  • Document Item 27 Jan 2015
    20th meeting of Europe 2020 Steering Committee with participation of representatives from the national economic and social councils
  • Newsletter Item Issue Date: March 2015
    Europe III - March 2015

    Newsletter of the Various Interests Group of the EESC

  • Document Item 4 Dec 2014 Towards a More Effective Europe 2020: Civil Society's Proposals for Boosting Social Inclusion and Competitiveness in Europe

    Inaugural speech by President Luca JAHIER at the international conference: 'Towards a more effective Europe 2020: civil society's proposals for boosting social inclusion and competitiveness in Europe', held in Rome on 4 & 5 December 2014.

  • Opinion Item 23 Oct 2014
    EESC opinion on Taking stock of the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth Adopted References: SC/039 EESC-2014-3600 Referral - Rapporteur: Stefano Palmieri (Workers - GR II / Italy) Plenary Session: 15 Oct 2014 - 16 Oct 2014

    The Europe 2020 strategy's main problems can be seen in the areas of governance, the targets set, civil society participation and its implementation. The architecture of the strategy's governance has formalised a structural distortion in which economic aspects take precedence over social and environmental governance, subordinating the Europe 2020 targets to the macro-economic priorities of the European Semester. It is worrying that the Europe 2020 strategy does not involve organised civil society adequately, at either national or European level.


    The Committee deems it necessary to promote a development model, where sustainable development is linked with the relevant Europe 2020 targets, in which the EU Member States, while continuing to pursue structural reforms geared to consolidating and ensuring the reliability of national finances, can - at the same time - support the implementation of policies that can: promote European competitiveness and its main stakeholders (workers, private businesses and social enterprises); promote the quantitative and qualitative growth of European investment (tangible, intangible and social); create more and better jobs; support social and territorial cohesion and address the problems related to high unemployment and rising levels of poverty and social exclusion.



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