The NAT section prepares the EESC’s work in two key areas of EU policy: agriculture and rural development, as well as the environment.
Udvikling af landdistrikterne
The "Smart Islands" project is the continuation of the European Economic and Social Committee's (EESC) own-initiative opinion on Smart Islands.
The project aims to engage and exchange with local stakeholders on innovative projects developed locally, which create sustainable growth and, at the same time, job opportunities and competiveness, whilst respecting the environment and cultural heritage".
As outcome of the project, a catalogue of good practices was published in 2017.
Speech by President Luca JAHIER at the inaugural session of the Round Table organised by the Bulgarian ESC in Sofia on Friday 5 September 2014