Events & Activities
National economic and social councils in the EU
Europe 2020: the future of employment in Europe and Italy – Conference, General Labour Union of Italy -Rome, 31 May 2011
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European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
Committee of the Regions
(yearly agenda of submission of the documents for the monitoring of the implementation of the strategy EUROPE 2020)
Statistics for policymaking: Europe 2020 – Conference, 10-11 March 2011
Presidency of the EU
The Lisbon Council - Europe 2020 Summit – Brussels, March 2011
Belgium – National Labour Council
17/09/2010 – Brussels – CCE/CNT/EESC - The role of the social partners in framing, implementing and monitoring the Europe 2020 strategy
Conference proceedings (follow the link and click on “Thèmes”)
EESC Europe 2020 Steering Committee in the EU's general report of activities – 2013
The European Commission has underlined the importance of the civil society's involvement in Europe 2020 strategy:
In 2013, the EESC was particularly involved in the discussions on the implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy as well as the European semester, namely through its Europe 2020 Steering Group. Many discussions were dedicated to the financial crisis and the response to it, and also unemployment, with a special focus on youth unemployment. ...
Stefano Palmieri, President of Europe 2020 Steering Committee - Speech at the EU-China Urbanisation Forum
Stefano Palmieri, President of Europe 2020 Steering Committee took part in EU-China Urbanisation Forum, on the 21st November 2013. He delivered a speech on the theme: The Green and Inclusive City – Creating an attractive city and promoting the harmonious co-existence of citizens and the natural environment.
Stefano Palmieri, President of Europe 2020 Steering Committee at the 12th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility
Stefano Palmieri, President of Europe 2020 Steering Committee took part and delivered speeches at two conferences within the framework of the 12th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility, organised at the Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro on 20 – 22 June 2013.
Visit of Mr van Iersel to the Spanish Economic and Social Council
On March 15th Mr van Iersel paid a visit to the Spanish Economic and Social Council (ESC) in his capacity as chairman of the Steering committee. He was kindly received, first by Mr Gonzalez de Lena, director of the Cabinet of the President of the ESC and Ms Margarita Bravo Torres, director for International Affairs, followed by a discussion with the President of the ESC, Mr Marcos Peña Pinto, and representatives of the social partners, including the agricultural sector. Mr van Iersel made clear that the role of the EESC in the framework of Europe 2020 is primarily to channel views of national civil society to the Commission in addition to the information the Commission gets from the governments. The EESC is also a platform for exchange of views between national organisations. The President of the Spanish Council qualified its position as explicitly pro-European.
Visit of Mr van Iersel to the Hungarian Economic and Social Council
On February 15th Mr van Iersel paid a visit to the Hungarian Economic and Social Council (ESC) in his capacity as chairman of the Steering committee. He was kindly received by Dr. Latorcai Csaba, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Human Resources, responsible for relations with the churches, minorities and social partners, and President of the ESC. Europe 2020 is an important theme. Engagement of the organisations is needed in order to commit all layers of society in the process of modernisation. To that end innovative ideas that can be brought forward by all participants, are being discussed while the social partners are consulted systematically on new bills, resulting in an ongoing social dialogue between the social partners and the various ministries, depending on the issues. The NRP is a very welcome opportunity to assess various processes in which all parties are taking part.