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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.

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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 ...

'Intermediary Europe at the Heart of the Europe 2020 Strategy: Bringing Europe Closer to Citizens'

Inaugural speech by President Jahier, 2 December 2015, Luxembourg


Speech by President Luca JAHIER

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.


Speech by President Luca JAHIER


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.

21st meeting of Europe 2020 Steering Committee, 27 April 2015


Information note on Sergio Gutiérrez Prieto report

Information note on Jorge Nuño Mayer report

Information note on Xavier Timbeau report

20th meeting of Europe 2020 Steering Committee with participation of representatives from the national economic and social councils


The Dutch roots of the Lisbon-strategy

March 2015

Newsletter of the Various Interests Group of the EESC


Europe III March 2015

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.


Inaugural speech by President Luca JAHIER