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in Erarbeitung (updated on 03/06/2019)
Referenz: 
NAT/765-EESC-2019
Plenartagung: 
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Oct 30, 2019 Oct 31, 2019

The EESC is currently drafting an opinion that aims to define what "the sustainable economy we need" should look like by exploring new economic models, investment decisions vis-à-vis technological advances as well as novel indicators for growth and competitiveness. 

Information memo: The sustainable economy we need (own-initiative opinion)

22/05/2019

Energie, Verkehr und Dienstleistungen von allgemeinem Interesse in Verbindung mit der digitalen Revolution können das Wachstum in Europa nachhaltig und umfassend vorantreiben. So lautete die zentrale Schlussfolgerung der Anhörung, die am 22. Mai 2019 vom Europäischen Wirtschafts- und Sozialausschuss (EWSA) und seiner Fachgruppe Verkehr, Energie, Infrastrukturen, Informationsgesellschaft (TEN) veranstaltet wurde.

04/03/2019

The member states of the European Union must strengthen stakeholder involvement in their efforts to reform national economies. Together with a new long-term EU strategy for sustainable development, improved stakeholder involvement could help create a more efficient and inclusive European semester that enjoys the support of society and is prepared to tackle the challenges facing the EU.

07/06/2019

Change management, better communication on scientific evidence and, above all, civil engagement are key factors for the development and implementation of new indicators to measure people's well-being and societies' progress. This was the main message of a public debate that was held on 4 June by the European Economic and Social Committee and its Section for Economic and Monetary Union and Economic and Social Cohesion.   

15/06/2019

The European Semester should be based on the principles of partnership and multilevel governance modelled on the partnership agreements existing in cohesion policy, as this bottom-up approach will contribute to more clarity, legitimacy and ownership at implementing level. This was one of the main messages of a hearing held by the European Economic and Social Committee on 11 June.

14/06/2019

On 13 and 14 June 2019, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), together with the Consiglio Nazionale dell'Economia e del Lavoro (CNEL) organised the yearly “Annual meeting of the Presidents and Secretaries-General of the Economic and Social Councils of the EU and the EESC” in Rome. The topic of this year's conference “The ESCs role in sustainable development and the implementation of the Social Pillar” reflected the urgent need for an economic and social transformation towards sustainable development.

25/03/2019

The European Union urgently needs a new, ambitious and clear strategy for its future. Cohesion policy must be an integral part of it. New provisions for cohesion policy post-2020 must provide for sufficient means and guarantee improved policy efficiency and visibility, urges the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in an exploratory opinion on the future of cohesion policy, requested by the Romanian Council Presidency.

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