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  • 07/06/2012
    05/06/2012 With a major share of the world’s population living in poverty, increasing environmental degradation and over-consumption of natural resources, we are a long way from a sustainable world. Today the EESC marked World Environment Day with an initiative on transformative partnerships to address poverty and the green economy ahead of the Rio+20 conference. We have hosted a structured dialogue between Europe's leaders, champions in the green economy, agents of change and eco-innovators.
  • 01/06/2012
    08/06/2012 Conference - Sofia, Bulgaria The "Various Interests" Group of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is organising a conference in Sofia, Bulgaria, in collaboration with the Bulgarian Economic and Social Council, the Bulgarian Ministry of Labour and Social Policy and the Representation of the European Commission in Bulgaria.
  • 29/05/2012
    On 2 May 2012, Group III organised a conference at the EESC in Brussels entitled 'Think Green: The Opportunities of Sustainable Development and the Green Economy'. Within the general context of the forthcoming Rio + 20 UN conference on sustainable development in June 2012, the objective of the Group III event was twofold. Firstly, to provide a historical overview of the debate on sustainable development, to analyse current challenges, future opportunities and possible solutions. Secondly, to exchange views on best practices among existing civil society projects promoting the green economy. The conference also provided the opportunity to raise the visibility of the EESC opinions and work of the Committee at large, on the topic of sustainable development. The conference brought together approximately 180 participants, including Group III members and wider civil society representatives.
  • 27/04/2012
    8 May 2012 The 2012 Civil Society Day addresses the challenges of democracy in Europe in a context of financial, economic and social crisis and the issue of participatory democracy and civil dialogue in a concrete way. It will focus on democratic and participatory practices and the role of organised civil society in promoting citizens' interest, engagement and well-being.
  • 27/04/2012
    2 May 2012 On 2 May 2012, Group III will organise a conference at the EESC in Brussels entitled 'Think Green: The Opportunities of Sustainable Development and the Green Economy'. Within the general context of the forthcoming Rio + 20 UN conference on sustainable development in June 2012, the objective of the Group III event is twofold.
  • 27/04/2012
    25-26 April 2012 In the presence of Mr Johannes HAHN, Member of the European Commission in charge of Regional policy and Mr Michel DELEBARRE,, former President of the Committee of the Regions and current President of CoR COTER Commission.
  • 27/04/2012
    12 May 2012 Open Day 2012 Saturday, 12 May 2012, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Rue Belliard 99 – 1040 Brussels Cultural Event - Belgium 12 May 2012 Come to visit us in family on Saturday, May 12th! For the atmosphere, for the music, for the make-ups, for the games... To meet, to inquire, to know a little more about our activities. At the 2012 Open Day, we shall be presenting the challenges of sustainable development, the flagship theme of the Rio+20 conference. This conference is being organised in Rio in June this year by the United Nations, 20 years after the conference on the environment and development. This edition will see the active participation of the national ESCs, which will be present at the event with a joint stand and will inform the visitors on the various "green initiatives" at national and local levels.
  • 27/04/2012
    It’s Your Europe, have Your Say ! Preparations are now well underway for the "Your Europe, Your Say!" event on 26-28 April 2012, when the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will invite school pupils and teachers from all over Europe to join them in Brussels.
  • 31/03/2012
    The Economic and Social Council of Bulgaria /ESC/ in cooperation with the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy organised a public consultation on the Draft Children Act on 6th March 2012, which attracted broad public interest. It was attended by more than 100 people, including representatives of the Bulgarian government, Bulgarian Parliament and local authorities, social partners and representatives of over twenty-five NGOs, parents, scientists, experts and others.

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