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.