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Adopted on 11/07/2018
Reference: 
NAT/722-EESC-2018-00464
Plenary session: 
536 -
Jul 11, 2018 Jul 12, 2018

The circular economy monitoring framework draws upon and complements the existing Resource Efficiency Scoreboard and Raw Materials Scoreboard, which were developed in recent years by the Commission.

EESC opinion: Monitoring framework for the circular economy (communication)

Adopted on 23/05/2018
Reference: 
NAT/730-EESC-2018-00505
Plenary session: 
535 -
May 23, 2018 May 24, 2018

The Commission will prepare an action plan with a view to improve duty-holder compliance, which is meant to lead to a more level playing field for businesses and improved trust amongst Member States,

EESC opinion: Actions to improve environmental compliance and governance (Communication)

Adopted on 23/05/2018
Reference: 
NAT/720-EESC-2018-00491
Plenary session: 
535 -
May 23, 2018 May 24, 2018

The aim of this Communication is to promote a broad discussion in the Union on how the major elements identified at the interface between chemicals, product and waste legislation can be addressed.

EESC opinion: The interface between chemicals, products and waste legislation (communication)

Adopted on 23/05/2018
Reference: 
NAT/721-EESC-2018-00536
Plenary session: 
535 -
May 23, 2018 May 24, 2018

This EESC opinion covers both the Communication on A European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy (COM(2018) 28 final) and the proposal for a Directive on Port Reception Facilities (COM(2018) 33 final), as this initiative also contributes to the objective of reducing the leakage of plastics into the environment

EESC opinion: Strategy on plastics in a circular economy (communication)

Adopted on 17/10/2018
Reference: 
CCMI/161-EESC-2018
Plenary session: 
538 -
Oct 17, 2018 Oct 18, 2018

The opinion pleads for an holistic approach to reconcile growth, climate, environmental challenges and societal problems in a fair transition design.

It underlines that Europe's renaissance ( rEUnaissance) means a fully fledged master plan for European industry, mainstreaming industrial policy across all EU policies, enabling industry to transform and generating industrial added value through creativity and smart design, social innovation and fostering new sustainable and inclusive industrial models.

EESC opinion: Strategic developments in industrial policy by 2030

Ongoing (updated on 21/01/2019)
Reference: 
SOC/611-EESC-2018
Plenary session: 
542 -
Mar 20, 2019 Mar 21, 2019

The objective of the opinion, requested by the Romanian Presidency, is to explore which measures and initiatives should be taken at EU and national level in order to promote organised philanthropy and eliminate barriers within the internal market that are hindering the realisation of its full potential, so as to maximize its contribution to EU values, such as cohesion, social justice and European Policies, and to the competitiveness of the European economy.
The opinion is expected to feed into the Romanian presidency programme and into the political priorities for the new Commission.

Information memo: European Philanthropy: an untapped potential

Ongoing (updated on 21/01/2019)
Reference: 
SOC/612-EESC-2018
Plenary session: 
542 -
Mar 20, 2019 Mar 21, 2019

The opinion, requested by the Romanian Presidency, aims to look at possible ways through which people can acquire solid knowledge about the European Union, its foundations, procedures and actions, as well as its positive achievements and the concrete benefits it offers. This type of education would contribute towards building citizens' ownership over the European decision-making process and ensure that their vision, needs and priorities are adequately reflected in the European agenda at all levels.

Information memo: Education about the European Union: its functioning, positive achievements and concrete benefits for citizens

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