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30/05/2017

On 30 May 2017 in Prague an event on "Participatory Approaches and the EUSDR - Czech National Day of Participation" will be organised in which  the ECO Section is a partner to the Czech Ministry for Regional Development and the Priority Area 10 (Stepping Up Institutional Capacity and Cooperation) of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR).

29/05/2017

On 23 May, Georges Dassis, President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), participated in the conference on "Social Economy, an enterprise model for the future of Europe", that was held on the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.

23/05/2017

Since 1987, the Erasmus exchange programme has had a major impact on the lives of more than 9 million EU citizens by allowing them to take part in multicultural exchanges and develop new skills. At an event organized by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) on 18 May, Erasmus was recognized as a milestone in the creation of a European identity.  

 

 

23/05/2017

Innovative solutions that improve people's lives, platforms that better communicate these solutions, and address ethical, social and environmental issues are the pillars of responsible research and innovation (RRI). Today RRI is one of the answers to meet the needs arising from society for safer, more ethically acceptable and better quality health solutions. A conference held at the EESC on 18-19 May explored how civil society is involved in this process and how to make its contribution more effective.

19/05/2017

European civil society organisations and citizens helping irregular migrants and refugees are increasingly often punished and stigmatized as a climate of distrust and hostility towards their work is growing, an EESC hearing revealed on 17 May. Humanitarian assistance is being criminalised largely because the EU legislation in this field is ambiguous and lacks a proper definition of...

19/05/2017

The achievement of a truly circular economy implies fully implementing the waste hierarchy, starting with waste prevention. Waste-to-energy can sometimes be justified but the focus should be on preventing, reuse, repair and recycling. Alternative, promising waste-to-energy practices, such as biogas, should be supported. These were the main messages of the event organised by the EESC on "Waste-to-Energy under the Circular Economy", on 15 May in Brussels. The hearing gave experts from...

 

 

19/05/2017

Since 1987, the Erasmus exchange programme has had a major impact on the lives of more than 9 million EU citizens by allowing them to take part in multicultural exchanges and develop new skills. At an event organized by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) on 18 May, Erasmus was recognized as a milestone in the creation of a European identity. The event was celebrated on ...

18/05/2017

The European Economic and Social Committee held the 28th Meeting of Economic and Social Interest Groups of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of states and EU countries in Brussels on 15-16 May. Trade relations, the new European consensus for development, prevention and reduction of food loss and waste, industrialisation as a development driver, and the future of EU relations with ACP countries were the five main themes of the conference, as outlined in a jointly accepted declaration.

18/05/2017

International Fiscal Association (some 13,000 members worldwide) organised a regional Nordic meeting on mutual agreement procedures and dispute resolutions in the tax area. As rapporteur of ECO/420, I was invited to present our work and opinion on Double Taxation Dispute Resolution Mechanisms.

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