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  • 18/09/2012
    25 Sep 2012 The European Council of June 2012 represented a step forward for the European Union, taking action to invest more in growth and to supplement the fiscal compact with a growth pact. The European Economic and Social Committee welcomes these measures, for which it has long been calling. The time has come to put the "Compact for growth and jobs", adopted as part of the Europe 2020 Strategy, into real practice. How can we achieve this? What are the best levers and tools? Which areas are the best triggers for sustainable growth and social cohesion? This conference will be a major opportunity for a constructive debate on strategic levers, such as economic governance, budget, the Single Market, employment, innovation and sustainability.
  • 31/08/2012
    On Thursday, 13 September 2012, the Section for the Single Market, Production and Consumption will organise a Public Hearing on the Commission’s Communication ''A strategy for e-procurement''. The debate will concentrate on already existing solutions on e-procurement, as well as on opportunities and barriers in different Member States. The aim of this public hearing is to hear the views of stakeholders and interested parties, especially from industry, SMEs, trade unions, as well as related consumer organisations, and Member State authorities, which are particularly concerned by this issue.
  • 13/07/2012
    482nd EESC plenary session with a statement by Andreas D. Mavroyiannis, Cypriot Deputy Minister for European Affairs, on behalf of the Cypriot presidency of the Council of the European Union, at 3 p.m. on Wednesday 11 July: presentation of the priorities of the Cypriot presidency, and statements by Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for the Environment, Laurence Tubiana, Director of the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) and Olivier Consolo (CONCORD), rapporteur for the Liaison Group with European civil society organisations and networks, for a thematic debate on "Rio+20" at 4 p.m. on Wednesday 11 July.
  • 13/07/2012
    Your opinion is important to us in order to keep the EESC's Internet site useful and interesting to you! It will take 10-15 minutes to reply to all questions. Deadline : 23 Septembe
  • 13/07/2012
    How to judge the outcome of 'Rio+20', the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development? After the mixed reactions on the expectations and results of the Rio conference, the European Policy Centre, in cooperation with the European Economic and Social Committee launches a Policy Dialogue to analyse "The road from Rio: non-state actors as drivers of sustainable development? "
  • 13/07/2012
    The EESC has published a new book on Active Citizenship in three languages (EN, FR and DE). Twenty-four EESC Members talk about their personal contributions as business people and trade unionists, campaigners and volunteers, revealing a vast and fascinating range of different interests and priorities.
  • 15/06/2012
    Share your views and opinions about sustainable development on the EU institutions' only online platform related to the United Nations Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development.
  • 13/06/2012
    Europe urgently needs pragmatic and workable solutions for employment, and education is to be a priority for the European countries - these were the main messages of the participants in the international conference "Youth Education and Employment within the Europe 2020 Strategy" held on 8 June 2012 in Sofia. It was organised by the Bulgarian Economic and Social Council /ESC/, Group III of the European Economic and Social Committee /EESC/, the Bulgarian Ministry of Labour and Social Policy and the Representation of the European Commission in Bulgaria.