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Events


  • EESC, Brussels, Belgium
    Public meeting of the Sustainable Development Observatory. The road from Rio is as important as the road to Rio. Coming back from Rio the EESC wants to take Rio home and contribute to the implementation of Rio results and discussions, in particular in the European Union.

  • Sustainable consumption in a time of crisis
    Conference - Copenhagen, Denmark
    The 14th edition of the European Consumer Day, organised together with the Danish Consumer Council, was held in the premises of the European Environment Agency in Copenhagen, and focused on sustainable consumption.

News

Opinions

  • 6 Mar 2014
    EESC opinion on the Annual Growth Survey 2014 Adopted References: CESE 0746/2013 Referral - COM(2013)800 final 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.

  • 8 Feb 2013
    EESC opinion on the Annual Growth Survey 2013 Adopted References: CESE 2595/2012 Referral - COM(2012)750 final 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.

Publications

  • 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.

  • 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

Speeches

  • 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.
  • 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.

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