The round-table series 2015 was organized by the EESC’s Consultative Commission on Industrial Change (CCMI) in partnership with relevant European and national organizations: Euromines, Euracoal, IndustriAll Europe, the European Commission and numerous national high level partners from academia, geological surveys, NGOs and civil society.
Den Rådgivende Kommission for Industrielle Ændringer (CCMI) - Related Publications and other work
Compendium of studies carried out in 2014 on the initiative of the EESC: summaries, authors, reference numbers, requesting services, contact persons, linguistic versions...
With three quarters of EU citizens of the opinion that corruption is widespread in their own country and over 90% in ten Member States, the EESC is today calling for concrete action at the EU level to combat this Euro120 billion a year crime. Costing the European economy up to 1% of its GDP, the EESC has called on the European institutions and Member States to take concerted action to limit the impact of corruption on people and the economy. Improving transparency lies at the heart of the fight against corruption together with purposeful actions to raise public awareness.
The study analyses the collaborative consumption and planned obsolescence in the context of circular economy, shared and the common good. The analysis is done from a holistic view of the interactions and interdependencies in the various economic, environmental and social spheres.
The Committee points out that despite it promising opportunities, the on-going crisis means that ship owners and Ship Maintenance, Repair and Conversion (SMRC) shipyards are facing financing bottlenecks making business conditions difficult for companies and ever greater competition from third countries. SMRC sub-sector should work closely with the maritime value chain with the aim of raising its profile and obtaining support from the EU, the Member States and regions.
Part of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), the Consultative Commission on Industrial Change (known by its French acronym of CCMI*) examines changes in industry across a wide range of sectors.
Planned obsolescence is associated with a form of industrial production that relies on a minimum renewal rate for its products. Although product renewal is necessary, certain abuses need to be addressed. The EESC would like to see a total ban on products with built-in defects designed to end the product's life.
EESC calls on EU policymakers to incentivise growth in European beer sector
On 13 February 2013, the European Economic and Social Committee adopted an opinion on "Nautical industries: restructuring accelerated by the crisis." The works that resulted in this opinion were backed by a public hearing organized in partnership with the European Boating Industry (Representing the Leisure Marine Industry in Europe), within the framework of the 52nd International Boat Show 2012, held in Genoa, Italy, on 9 October 2012.