EESC goes to Spain to assess impact of new economic models on Europe's single market

An EESC delegation recently met representatives of trade unions, NGOs and local government in Malaga, Spain, as part of a study on new economic models aimed at assessing their long-term impact on the EU's economic model.

An EESC delegation made up of Violeta JELIĆ (Employers), Franca SALIS-MADINIER (Workers) and Carlos TRIAS PINTO (Diversity Europe Group) met a variety of stakeholders at the "La Noria" Centre for Social Innovation on 14 June.

The meeting provided an institutionalised forum for stakeholders to share their experience and points of view and address the relationship between new economic models and consumption patterns, the labour market and sustainability.

This was the first of a series of seven missions to EU Member States by the EESC's Single Market Observatory (SMO), which is conducting the study, to engage in a dialogue with national stakeholders from the relevant private and public sectors.

A report will be issued early in 2020 making practical recommendations to the EU institutions, especially the European Commission and the European Parliament, on how to monitor the impact of new economic models on the EU Single Market in order to make it future-proof. (jpf)