Compendium of studies carried out in 2012 on the initiative of the EESC
Research into the importance of social and economic cohesion policies in the context of the new financial framework 2014-2020 and the impact that trade
union organisations could have in this process.
This study addresses questions concerning the state of the Civil Society and how Civil Society Organisations have been affected by the Financial Crisis. Through analysis of data gathered from various reports and other documentation, in-depth interviews with a number of individual representatives from different organisations and thought-leaders in the field, and results of a questionnaire survey, this study reveals a diversity of responses from the broad field of civil society in Europe.
"The international climate change negotiations should be a forum in which countries encourage each other forwards, not hold each other back." Lutz Ribbe, President, EESC Sustainable Development Observatory
Comparative Study of Different Measures Funded through the Use of Economic Environmental Instruments
The main messages of the 6 EESC opinions on Eastern Partnership.
Entrepreneurial policy must stimulate the creation of all forms of enterprise. The emergence of freelance and craft businesses, the professions, family businesses and cooperatives or social enterprises should also be encouraged.
Gonçalo Lobo Xavier, rapporteur on "Reigniting the entrepreneurial spirit in Europe"
Exhibition by Mario Romulic and Drazen Stojcic.
Given the ongoing crisis, Europe is faced with a major challenge which it must address successfully: to restore public trust in its ability to act in their interest and in the general European interest. In the run-up to the European Parliament elections in May 2014, the overall direction provided by the Lithuanian presidency will be essential in renewing ties with the public.
In July 2013 it became the first country to join the EU since 2007 and the second Balkan country emerging from the former Yugoslavia to do so, after Slovenia.