Ad hoc groups & Sub-committees - Related Opinions

  • Ongoing (updated on 01/03/2019)
    Reference
    /-EESC-2017-01-01-EESC-2017-05706-00-00-PAC-TRA
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    United Kingdom
    Plenary session number
    530
    -
  • Adopted on 30/10/2019 - Bureau decision date: 21/02/2019
    Reference
    SC/53-EESC-2019-01-01-02446
    Workers - GR II
    Germany
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Germany

    The proposed opinion will look at new approaches to more fairly distributing the burden of transformation towards a sustainable Europe.

    EESC opinion: Leaving no one behind when implementing the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda (own-initiative opinion)
  • Adopted on 19/06/2019 - Bureau decision date: 16/10/2018
    Reference
    SC/51-EESC-2018-01-01-SC/051- Strategy for long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reduction
    Workers - GR II
    France
    (Sweden

    Just a few days ahead of last December's climate summit COP24 in Poland, the European Commission published its long-term strategy "A clean planet for all" presenting its vision for achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 through a socially-fair transition in a cost-efficient manner. While the document does not contain any new policy proposals, it provides the direction of travel of EU climate and energy policy and frames what the EU considers as its long-term contribution to achieving the Paris Agreement temperature objectives in line with UN Sustainable Development Goals.

    EESC opinion: Strategy for long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reduction (Communication)
  • Adopted on 20/03/2019 - Bureau decision date: 16/10/2018
    Reference
    SC/52-EESC-2018-01-01-5821
    (Romania
    (France

    The opinion tables proposals on how to enhance the European project and bring it closer to its citizens.

    EESC opinion: The Future of the EU: Benefits to citizens and respect for European values (Exploratory opinion at the request of the Romanian Presidency)
  • Adopted on 13/03/2019 - Bureau decision date: 16/10/2018
    Reference
    /-EESC-2019-01-01-00936
    Plenary session number
    542
    -

    The EESC is a bridge between the EU and its citizens, through the diversity of its members, and as such would like to propose its ambitious vision for the future, with Europe becoming the global leader on sustainable development

  • Adopted on 14/03/2018 - Bureau decision date: 19/09/2017
    Reference
    SC/49-EESC-2017-01-01
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Hungary
    EESC opinion: Regulation on the European Citizens' Initiative (sub-committee)
  • Adopted on 14/02/2018 - Bureau decision date: 17/10/2017
    Reference
    SC/50-EESC-2017-01-01-05429-00-00-ac-tra
    Employers - GR I
    Greece

    This opinion is on the Annual Growth Survey 2018 (AGS), which establishes the main economic priorities and provides policy guidance for the following year. The European Commission published the 2018 AGS on 22 November 2017 as part of the European Semester Autumn Package. The 2018 AGS is focused on fostering job creation and growth and establishes three main priorities: boosting investment to support the recovery and to increase long-term growth; structural reforms for inclusive growth, upward convergence and competitiveness; responsible fiscal policies to support sustainability and convergence.

    EESC opinion: Annual Growth Survey 2018 (communication)
  • Adopted on 18/10/2017
    Reference
    /-EESC-2017-01-01-04279-00-00-AC-TRA
    Plenary session number
    529
    -

    The European Court of Auditors (ECA) has requested the Committee's views on whether the steps taken by the European Commission to enforce EU law have addressed European's concerns. The ECA would like to know which specific aspects of the monitoring of the application of the legislation in particular have caught the EESC's attention.

  • Adopted on 18/10/2017 - Bureau decision date: 23/02/2017
    Reference
    SC/48-EESC-2017-01-01-01690-00-00-AC-TRA
    (France
    (Spain

    This Committee opinion, prepared in response to the commission's request, has taken stock of the views of European stakeholders on how EU policies and regulatory action can use sustainable economic models to transition successfully towards economic modernisation by reconciling economic prosperity and efficiency, social inclusion and environmental responsibility.

    EESC opinion: New sustainable economic models (exploratory opinion requested by the Commission)
    Expert hearing SC/048
    Expert hearing SC/048
    Expert hearing SC/048
    Expert hearing SC/048
  • Adopted on 18/10/2017 - Bureau decision date: 14/07/2016
    Reference
    SC/47-EESC-2016-01-01-06805
    (United Kingdom
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Germany

    This own-initiative opinion is a joint proposal of the two EESC bodies with a cross cutting and horizontal approach: the SDO and the Europe 2020 Steering Committee (SC).

    EESC opinion: The transition towards a more sustainable European future – a strategy for 2050 (own-initiative opinion)