In May 2012, one beehive was installed on the European Economic and social Committee’s rooftop terrace. The initiative aims to increase urban biodiversity and sends a message of hope for the future of our bees and natural ecosystems.
Staffan Nilsson's Presidency Report - Achievements and stepping stones in engaging people for a sustainable Europe.
For the fourth year running, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is offering an unique opportunity for secondary schools from across Europe to come to Brussels to debate, negotiate, stand up for their beliefs and try to find a consensus in a simulated plenary session.
Social Media have clearly altered the nature of civil society and also have an impact on democratic and political engagement, particularly among civil society organisations.
The completion of the EU Single European Sky (SES)is an inherent part of the process of improving the competitiveness and growth of the EU economy by further strengthening the European single market. Its objective is to provide better, more effective and reliable conditions of air travel to the European citizens.
Compendium of EESC Position Papers - May 2011 - March 2013
Financial education strategies and best practices within the European Union. This publication is based on an own-initiative opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on Financial education and responsible consumption of financial products adopted on 14 July 2011.
The five ideas are a distillation of the dreams and aspirations encountered across Europe. Concrete proposals on democracy, employment, rights, education, and the European public sphere.
The TEN section focuses its work on keeping the right balance between the three pillars of EU energy policy: competitiveness, sustainability and security. The new White Paper from the European Commission entitled “Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area – T owards a competitive and resource-efficient transport system”, which was adopted by the Commission on 28 March 2011, constitutes the basic reference for the work of the TEN section in the field of transport.
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has been a consistent voice in discussions surrounding online communication. In fact, we have been debating issues of safety,privacy and human dignity in electronic communications and media for nearly two decades. In the last five years we have produced a set of coherent and robust opinions on the matter, which have positively influenced the current debate.