This opinion will look into the possibilities to engage with young people in a formal way at institutional level and provide the building blocks for a new structured approach to youth engagement at EU level.
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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.
- European Green Deal must lead to more economic prosperity and convergence
- Sustainable growth must be a top priority
- Measures to close the investment gap are essential
Die Probleme, mit denen die EU gegenwärtig konfrontiert ist, stellen die vorherrschenden Wirtschaftsmodelle in Frage. Schlagwörter, die bis vor Kurzem häufig zur Kennzeichnung des europäischen Projekts verwendet wurden, wie Wachstum, Beschäftigung und Wohlstand, genügen heute nicht mehr, um die Herzen der jungen Menschen in Europa zu erreichen. Die EU hat die dringende Aufgabe, eine Reihe vielfältiger Herausforderungen zu bewältigen, die in einem Jahrzehnt der Wirtschafts- und Migrationskrisen, der sozialen Unzufriedenheit und der Umweltzerstörung entstanden sind. Sie muss sich deshalb im Interesse ihrer Bürgerinnen und Bürger möglichst rasch neu erfinden.
The Council adopted a set of conclusions on the implementation by the EU of the United Nations' 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on 10 December and explicitly acknowledged the critical role played by civil society in implementing and achieving the SDGs.
Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires more than political commitment, says the European Economic and Social Committee. Increased investment, especially by the private sector, is needed to address current economic, social and environmental challenges. The Committee therefore advises the EU and its Member States to adjust their investment and tax policies to enhance growth prospects, and thereby private sector contributions, to accomplishing the SDGs.
EESC debate takes stock and discusses steps to take
Sustainability is of critical importance for business and employers, who play a crucial role as generators of development. A sound and solid economy is the necessary enabler of sustainable development. We need to seek solutions beneficial in three aspects: economic, social and environmental. While various stakeholders have much in common in their perceptions of sustainability, they often differ on how to get there. These are some of the conclusions of the discussion on "How business can promote sustainability" that took place on 21 November 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.
HOTREC Hospitality Europe interviewed Mr Gajdosik (Vice-President of our Group) to discuss the 2019 EESC opinion on International Trade & Tourism on which he was rapporteur.
Have a read at the main conclusions of the report and the recommendations to be addressed to the hospitality and tourism sector!