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Study
66 pages

Volunteering happens when volunteer energy (willingness, capability and availability to volunteer) and volunteer opportunities (possibility to volunteer) are matched. The objective of this study is to create classifications of volunteer energy and volunteer opportunities, providing a qualitative overview of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) that volunteering is facing in the EU.

Published in: 
2021
16 pages
Employers’ Group Manifesto on the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE)

With this paper the Employers' Group provides impulses for the on-going discussions at the CoFoE, but certainly does not anticipate the important discussions which have yet to take place. Employers feel hugely responsible and committed to this European Union, a historically unique peace and freedom project which has been able to develop prosperity and security in the EU and beyond. Yet, like every ambitious project, so too the EU needs continuous improvement and new ideas.

Published in: 
2021
18 pages

In their consultative work, the European Economic and Social Committee and the European Committee of the Regions have long been committed to sustainable development and fighting climate change. However, are we actually putting our recommendations into practice inside our own offices?
To ensure that the Committees act as environmentally as possible, since 2008 we have been engaged in setting up an EMAS-compliant environmental management system.

Published in: 
2021
2 pages

In the new normal – after COVID-19 – geopolitics, climate, digitalisation, human rights and labour issues will have impact on trade. It is time to rethink global and EU rules and to design effective tools for better market access and a level playing field. The EU as a global actor must act smartly when adopting the new EU trade policy.

Published in: 
2021
4 pages
The contribution of the European Economic and Social Committee and the national Economic and Social Councils to the Conference on the Future of Europe

Conclusions of the annual meeting of the presidents and secretaries-general of the European Economic and Social Committee and of the Economic and Social Councils of the European Union - 22-23 November 2021

Published in: 
2021
Study
122 pages

The study provides an overview of the extent to which a selection of national post-COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Plans have adopted the principles of wellbeing economy and sustainable development. A key focus of the report is assessing the extent to which representatives of civil society have contributed to the plans and on their envisaged future role in the implementation of the planned reforms and investments.

Published in: 
2021
20 pages
Publication to mark the 30th anniversary of the EESC's Consumers and Environment Category

Since it was set up in 1991, the Consumers and Environment Category of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has had the same objectives, namely to ensure that all EESC opinions take into account the interests of consumer and environmental associations, to enhance dialogue with consumers and environmental campaigners, and to promote opinions that link consumer and environmental issues.
 

Published in: 
2021

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