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    Public Hearing - Brussels, Belgium

     

    The 2030 Agenda is an action plan for people, planet and prosperity. It sets 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets in order to build on the Millennium Development Goals and complete what these did not achieve. The targets seek to ensure everyone's human rights and to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. They are integrated and indivisible, and they balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental. They are also to be implemented according to the principle of "leaving no-one behind".

    The own-initiative opinion will approach the 2030 Agenda by focusing on how the EU could contribute by using its external action instruments that are linked to funding; on the EU's contribution to defining indicators; on coordination mechanisms and the involvement of civil society; and on the implications for the EU of implementing the principle of "leaving no-one behind".

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    Cultural Event - Brussels - EESC Rue Belliard/Belliardstraat 99 JDE building – 6th floor – Foyer, Belgium

    As part of the EESC's food waste initiative, one of the "Wind of Change" projects supported by the Committee's president, Mr Malosse, the EESC is hosting this photo exhibition.

  • Publication Item
    Published In: 2014
    8 pages
    A new global partnership - European Civil Society Positions on the Post-2015 Framework - Conference conclusions

    On 13 and 14 February 2014, over 150 civil society representatives gathered at the EESC to discuss their positions on a global Post-2015 framework for sustainable development. Participants from local, regional and national authorities, EU and UN level policy-makers, social partners, environment, development, human rights, agriculture and consumer organisations; industry, business and academia brought a wealth of perspectives into the debate. This summary of key points, prepared by the Conference organisers, will be brought to the attention of EU decision-makers in order to contribute to the formulation of a strong EU negotiating position on the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda.

  • Opinion Item 6 Mar 2014
    EESC opinion on the Annual Growth Survey 2014 Adopted References: EESC-2013-0746 Referral - General Rapporteur: Evelyne Pichenot (Various interests - GR III / France) Plenary Session: 6 - 26 Feb 2014 - 27 Mar 2014

    The biggest challenge now facing Europe's economy is how to sustain the recovery that is now underway. This is the main message of the 2014 Annual Growth Survey (AGS). Its adoption kicks off the fourth European Semester of economic policy coordination in an environment where growth is beginning to return and Member States are making progress on correcting the imbalances that developed before the crisis.

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    Published In: 2013
    2 pages
    The challenge of climate change - EESC Position paper
    "The international climate change negotiations should be a forum in which countries encourage each other forwards, not hold each other back." Lutz Ribbe, President, EESC Sustainable Development Observatory
  • Document Item 2 May 2012 Think Green! The Opportunities of Sustainable Development and of the Green Economy Conference organised by the Various Interests Group of the EESC, Brussels
  • Speech Item 15 Apr 2013 Organisation: EESC, Speaker: Staffan Nilsson
    Staffan Nilsson`s address at the UDI Congress France EESC members come from different organisations in EU Member States. As is the case in the French Council, while remaining actively involved in our organisations in our home countries, we travel regularly to Brussels to attend meetings. Internally the EESC is divided into six sections, each of which deals with a major EU policy area: economic and monetary union, the internal market, agricultural policy and the environment, employment and social affairs, transport and energy, and external relations. In 2006 the EU's sustainability strategy was given a new impetus. In the EESC we decided to reflect the cross-cutting nature of sustainability in a separate body able to work in a cross-cutting way. We therefore set up a Sustainable Development Observatory with members from all sections, with a view to achieving a cross-cutting approach to the subject. As far as I can see, this is an unprecedented development in the EU institutional set-up.
  • Speech Item 6 Mar 2013 Organisation: EESC, Speaker: Staffan Nilsson
    Staffan Nilsson`s address at the European civil society workshop on Sustainable Development Goals This workshop is exactly in line with what we had declared we would be doing to bring Rio home: we keep up the momentum for further promoting sustainable development, we want European civil society to be involved and we want to contribute with concrete proposals.
  • Speech Item 4 Mar 2013 Speaker: Staffan Nilsson
    Brussels Policy Briefing: Agricultural resilience in the face of crises and shocks One in six people on our planet face a daily struggle to find enough food to live. Food insecurity is thought to affect, in one way or another, more than one third of the population of the ACP countries, mainly in rural areas. This is the reality we need to tackle. And since I am myself a farmer and engaged in farmers' organisations, agricultural resilience is an issue that lies particularly close to my heart.
  • Opinion Item 8 Feb 2013
    EUR/005 - EESC opinion on the Annual Growth Survey 2013 Adopted References: EESC-2012-2595 Referral - Rapporteur: Xavier Verboven (Workers - GR II / Belgium)

    The 2013 Annual Growth Survey (AGS), which launches the European semester, sets out what the Commission believes should be the overall budgetary, economic and social priorities for the this year. Given the importance of the involvement of the organised civil society and the social partners in setting priorities for action at the national and EU level, the EESC issues its opinion as a contribution to the debates ahead of the Spring European Council.

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