The "Smart Cities" project is a follow-up to the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) own-initiative opinion on smart cities as a driver of a new European industrial policy, adopted in July 2015.
The EESC "Smart Islands" project is based on the own-initiative of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on Smart islands TEN/558.
"Communicating Migration" was the very timely topic of the 10th Civil Society Media Seminar, organised at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna from 24 to 25 November 2016.
It looked at the challenges the increase in migration brought along for those who were communicating about it. How do private and public organisations, civil society, governments or media and journalists deal with the different topics related to migration.
Balancing economic benefits and ethical questions of Big Data in the EU policy context
The focus of the study is to analyse the progress of the Jobs, Growth and Investment Package and its contribution towards promoting more sustainable and inclusive growth. The study is based on the concept of inclusive growth, derived from the development literature: it not only states that growth with equity is possible, but also that equity is necessary for growth.
This publication is part of a series of catalogues published in the context of the exhibitions organised by the EESC.
The EU enjoys the status of a global trade powerhouse. It is thereby uniquely positioned to shape the development of a rules-based global trading system and influence its external growth.
The EESC organised debates with organised civil society in all Member States between 2 September and 2 November 2016. The debates were coordinated by three EESC members ('trios') from the country concerned, often in co-operation with the European Commission (15 debates) or the national Economic and Social Council (7 debates).
The Section for the Single Market, Production and Consumption (INT) is responsible for drafting the EESC’s opinions on matters relating to the smooth operation and completion of the single market: industrial policy, intellectual property, financial services, small and medium sized enterprises, the social economy, the professions, consumer protection, research and innovation, company law, tourism, etc.
The recent economic and political developments in Europe are a wake-up call for our leaders to take swifter action in order to strengthen the foundations of our Union, including the fragile political and institutional architecture underpinning the euro, thus ensuring lasting stability and prosperity for the people of Europe.