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The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) fully supports the Commission's recent measures aimed at setting standards for the definition of "sustainable economic activities", but points out that some elements may prove a complex and costly challenge, particularly for SMEs, and questions whether the current version of the Delegated Regulation is fit for purpose.


Ending the segregation of persons with disabilities (PWDs) and enabling them to live full, independent lives within the community requires political will and substantial investment in social and community-based services. Above all, huge support is needed for their families who – forgotten by public policies - carry too great a burden on their own


At a debate organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), experts and civil society representatives met to discuss pros and cons of the European Commission's recently presented package of climate, transport and energy proposals.


As renewed calls to set out EU-wide common standards for NGOs and associations gain momentum, civil society organisations have high hopes of the new European statute for associations, which will give NGOs and associations recognition at EU level and allow them to operate across borders, a right they do not currently enjoy – unlike their for-profit counterparts


A hearing organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) discussed opportunities and challenges in the implementation of the National Recovery and Resilience Plans in the various Member States, revealing that civil society is still far from being effectively involved in the process. There were calls for improved consultations in the upcoming implementing phase, following the shortcomings at the drafting stage.


The new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change is a crucial step towards achieving climate neutrality and resilience by 2050. European civil society strongly supports the Commission's commitment to strengthening efforts on climate proofing, resilience building, prevention and preparedness. The floods occurring in Western Europe, just weeks after a record-breaking heatwave in the US and Canada, are fresh reminders of the pace of change.


Η οικοδόμηση εταιρικών σχέσεων προσέλκυσης ταλέντων με τις χώρες καταγωγής και διέλευσης συνιστά βασικό στοιχείο πολιτικής για την αντιμετώπιση της μετανάστευσης. Η Ευρώπη πρέπει να μετατοπίσει το επίκεντρο της εξωτερικής διάστασης της μεταναστευτικής πολιτικής και να την εντάξει σε ένα ευρύτερο γεωπολιτικό και γεωοικονομικό θεματολόγιο, στο οποίο θα δοθεί η δέουσα θέση και σε άλλες πολιτικές. Διαφορετικά, το νέο σύμφωνο για τη μετανάστευση και το άσυλο θα είναι πολύ αδύναμο να αντιμετωπίσει τις αυξανόμενες μεταναστευτικές ροές.