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10/11/2017

In March this year, the European Commission (EC) and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) launched a joint European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform. The 24 members forming the coordination group of the platform have now been selected and are preparing for their first meeting on 22 November.

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The general objective of the Report is to study the recent evolution of the social economy in the European Union. It focuses on three areas: firstly, the social economy and the emergent concepts/movements related to it, secondly, the public policies adopted in both the EU and the member states in recent years to enhance the social economy sector and thirdly, measuring the weight of the social economy in each EU member country.

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The general objective of the Report is to study the recent evolution of the social economy in the European Union. It focuses on three areas: firstly, the social economy and the emergent concepts/movements related to it, secondly, the public policies adopted in both the EU and the member states in recent years to enhance the social economy sector and thirdly, measuring the weight of the social economy in each EU member country.

July 2017

Topics:

  • The Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU: EU today and tomorrow;
  • REFIT Platform: improving regulatory frameworks for economic growth;
  • Dealing with a Dis-United Kingdom;
  • Businesses and consumers will win from an inclusive circular economy;
  • Artificial intelligence at the service of transport
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Group 1 newsletter July 2017

15/06/2017
Adopted
Reference: 
NAT/707-EESC-2017

RoHS 2 addresses the waste hierarchy’s highest priority, waste prevention. Waste prevention includes measures that reduce the content of harmful substances in materials and products. Decreasing the amount of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic waste benefits the management of such waste as a result.

EESC opinion: Restrictions on hazardous substances (RoHS)

18/10/2017
Adopted
Reference: 
SC/48-EESC-2017-01690-00-00-AC-TRA
Plenary session: 
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Oct 18, 2017 Oct 19, 2017

This Committee opinion, prepared in response to the commission's request, has taken stock of the views of European stakeholders on how EU policies and regulatory action can use sustainable economic models to transition successfully towards economic modernisation by reconciling economic prosperity and efficiency, social inclusion and environmental responsibility.

EESC opinion: New sustainable economic models

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Presentation of Arthur ten Wold, Manager of De Groene Zaak

Presentation of Leon de Graaf, Advisor environmental and climate policy, BusinessEurope

Presentation of Aileen Koerfer, Services Policy Officer UNIEuropa

Presentation of Diego Isabel La Moneda, Global Hub for the Common Good

05/07/2017
Adopted
Reference: 
NAT/706-EESC-2017-00719-00-00-AC-TRA
Plenary session: 
527 -
Jul 05, 2017 Jul 06, 2017

The objective of the Communication on the role of waste-to-energy in the circular economy is to ensure that the recovery of energy from waste in the EU is consistent with the objectives pursued in the Circular Economy Action Plan.

EESC opinion: EESC opinion: Waste-to-energy under the Circular Economy

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