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  • Ongoing (updated on 17/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 13/02/2024
    Reference
    ECO/646-EESC
    Employers - GR I
    Italy
    Plenary session number
    588
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  • Ongoing (updated on 19/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Reference
    ECO/640-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    Italy
    Plenary session number
    590
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    The Territorial Agenda (TA) 2030 is an inter-governmental declaration with no direct legal, financial or institutional implementation instrument. The application of the Territorial Agenda 2030 relies on informal multilevel cooperation between Member States, sub-national authorities, the European Commission, the European Parliament, the European Committee of the Regions, the European Economic and Social Committee, the European Investment Bank and other relevant players.

    The TA 2030 envisages a stocktaking in 2024 including a review of the governance system and implementation progress. This review has slowly started during the Spanish EU Presidency in 2023 and will continue with the Belgian Presidency. As the focus is expected to be on governance and implementation, civil society organisations and the EESC have to play more active role in the governance of the TA 2030 and contribute to the priorities that have been set.

  • Adopted on 13/12/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/01/2023
    Reference
    ECO/612-EESC-2023-2023-00848
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Greece
    Plenary session number
    583
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    One of the main conclusions of the 8th Cohesion Report is that although cohesion and convergence among regions in the European Union has improved, there are still remaining gaps especially in less developed regions related with their territorial characteristics. EU islands, mountain areas and sparsely populated areas still face many challenges on their growth and income and disparities exist.

    In these regions, there are still a lot of gaps in terms of employment and investment, social exclusion is evident and gender disparities have not diminished.

    EESC opinion: Main challenges faced by EU islands, and mountainous and sparsely populated areas
  • Adopted on 14/06/2023 - Bureau decision date: 23/01/2023
    Reference
    ECO/609-EESC-2023
    Workers - GR II
    Italy
    Employers - GR I
    Greece
    Plenary session number
    579
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    Since 2016, as requested by the Council, every second year the Commission publishes a report on the implementation of the existing macro-regional strategies (MRS). This is the fourth report, covering the period from mid-2020 to mid-2022. It assesses the state of play and progress on implementing the MRS and examines ways forward especially in the context of the war in Ukraine and the COVID-19 crisis. 

    EESC opinion: Implementation of EU macro-regional strategies
  • Adopted on 21/09/2022 - Bureau decision date: 22/02/2022
    Reference
    ECO/588-EESC-2022
    Employers - GR I
    Czech Republic
    Workers - GR II
    Romania

    The Leipzig charter as a strategic part of Urban policy in Europe has recently been modified by the Ljubljana agreement that the Commission adopted on 26 November 2021. It signals the start of a new phase of the Urban Agenda for the EU. In this context, the forthcoming Czech EU Presidency, asks the contribution of the EESC to explore how these changes could impact on the creation of new Thematic Partnerships. Amongst others the Czech presidency is putting forward the following questions:

    What should be put into consideration while implementing the new theme of urban communities and the involvement of citizens?

    What should be the thresholds to create a functioning mechanism for strengthening the position of citizens and groups of citizens to achieve the targeted cooperative partnerships.

    EESC opinion: Thematic partnerships under the Ljubljana agreement
  • Adopted on 18/05/2022 - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2022
    Reference
    ECO/579-EESC-2022
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Poland
    Employers - GR I
    Portugal

    The Communication on 8th Report presents the main changes in territorial disparities over the past decade and how policies have affected these disparities. It highlights the potential of the green and digital transitions as new drivers of EU growth, but argues that without appropriate policy action new economic, social and territorial disparities may appear. It also launches a reflection on how cohesion policy should evolve to respond to these challenges and in particular how to ensure that place-based, multilevel and partnership led approaches continue to improve cohesion, while building on synergies and mainstreaming cohesion objectives into other policies and instruments.

    EESC will present its views on this report stressing the important role that civil society plays and that local policies need local strategies, drawn up with local partners.

    EESC opinion: 8th Cohesion Report
  • Adopted on 06/04/2020 - Bureau decision date: 06/04/2020
    Reference
    ECO/517-EESC-2020-01-01-01749-00-01-PAC-TRA
    EESC opinion: COVID-19: European Structural and Investment Funds - Exceptional flexibility
    COVID-19: European Structural and Investment Funds - Exceptional flexibility
  • Adopted on 17/02/2016 - Bureau decision date: 15/09/2015
    Reference
    ECO/386-EESC-2015-01-01-05281-00-00-ac-tra
    (Czech Republic
    EESC opinion: Future of the EU Urban Agenda seen from the perspective of civil society
  • Adopted on 08/10/2015
    Reference
    ECO/382-EESC-2015-01-01-03720-00-01-ac-tra
    Workers - GR II
    Italy
    Plenary session number
    511
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    Following the Baltic, Danube and Adriatic Ionian Regions, the Alpine space was the fourth to adopt its macro-regional strategy on 28 July 2015. The EESC welcomes the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region and sees it as an element of value added for the Alpine area as well as a driver for development that can nurture the competitiveness and cohesion of Europe as a whole.

  • Adopted on 23/04/2015
    Reference
    ECO/369-EESC-2014-01-01-05226-00-01-ac-tra
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Hungary
    Plenary session number
    507
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