Urban Policy

This page is also available in

Displaying 1 - 10 of 37

Pages

Adopted on 16/12/2004
Reference: 
ECO/155-EESC-2004-1654
Plenary session: 
413 -
Dec 15, 2004 Dec 16, 2004
Adopted on 17/10/2018
Reference: 
ECO/461-EESC-2018

The EESC strongly rejects the Commission's proposal to cut the EU's budget by 10% in real terms and urges the Member States (MS) to find solutions that allow this budget to be kept at the same level as the 2014-2020 programming period.

EESC opinion: Common Provisions Regulation 2021-2027

Adopted on 26/02/2014
Reference: 
NAT/615-EESC-2013-5165
Plenary session: 
496 -
Feb 26, 2014 Feb 27, 2014

In several Eastern and Southern EU countries there is a steady flow of young people leaving their hometowns to find work in distant cities. This is a worrisome trend. An ever-increasing global food demand will require in the near future that all agricultural surfaces be cultivated.

To abandon large production areas is a luxury that the EU cannot afford. In order to attach young workers to their rural territories, or to bring them back if they are already gone, the availability of good job opportunities is a necessary condition but not a sufficient one. Education and health services, ICT links, even cultural activities have to reach a minimum level that makes living in these places not only acceptable but indeed attractive.

 

 

EESC opinion: Towards a more balanced territorial development

Adopted on 26/01/2017
Reference: 
TEN/611-EESC-2016
Plenary session: 
522 -
Jan 25, 2017 Jan 26, 2017
  • The EESC welcomes the Communication from the Commission confirming the importance of Internet connectivity for the Digital Single Market and the need for Europe to deploy now the networks for its digital future.
  • The EESC notes that the Strategic Objectives for 2025 are ambitious but realistic, although they are largely dependent on national funding (private and public). There is a particular need for public investments to cover all remotes areas and guarantee minimum digital access for the vulnerable members of our society.
  • The EESC agrees with the proposal to introduce a voucher system for small communities and SMEs and supports the free "WIFI4EU" initiative for all Europeans in public places, public administrations, libraries and hospitals as well as outdoor spaces even. It recommends following eIDAS digital identity, which offers guarantees for data protection and public security against.

EESC opinion: European Gigabit Society

Pages