Based on an intensive civil society dialogue the EESC contributed to establishing the EU's position on Rio+20. In February 2012, the major EESC conference Go sustainable, be responsible! European civil society on the road to Rio+20, sent out a list of messages to take on board at Rio+20 and called on our political leaders to step up their efforts to arrive to an ambitious outcome at the UN conference.
Presentation of the EU-Turkey Joint Consultative Committee (JCC), its work and main achievements.
The European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform was launched as a joint initiative by the European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in March 2017. The two institutions are working closely together to develop the Platform as a space for the exchange of ideas and a growing body of information, and to make the circular economy happen faster to the benefit of all.
This publication is the executive summary of the study "Societies outside Metropolises: the role of civil society organisations in facing populism", that shows that economic decline, social instability and limited levels of education are significant factors in explaining the increase in support for populists throughout the EU, but that there are also more complex and interdependent matters to be considered. This is why civil society organisations have a key role to play in fighting populism.
The 12th Civil Society Media Seminar, organised at the Aegli Zappiou in Athens, Greece, on 22-23 November 2018, looked in three panels at burning issues such as multiculturalism, growing nationalism and illiberalism and declining solidarity, which are challenging the values Europe is based on.
Artificial intelligence (AI) and automation processes have enormous potential to improve European society in terms of innovation and positive transformation, but they also pose significant challenges, risks and concerns when it comes to law and regulations, education, work, ethics, equality, access, safety and privacy, to name a few. The European Economic and Social Committee believes that it is therefore essential to promote an informed and balanced public debate on AI involving all relevant stakeholders.
The research shows that economic decline, social instability and limited levels of education are significant factors in explaining the increase in support for populists throughout the EU, but that there are also more complex and interdependent matters to be considered. This is why civil society organisations have a key role to play in fighting populism.
The conclusions provide guidelines to help us better understand the rise of the phenomenon of populism across the entire EU.
This leaflet is part of a series of publications published in the context of the cultural events organized by the EESC.
The objective of this study is to make proposals for how to strengthen the monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the EU in the post 2020 perspective.
In the first half of 2019 Romania assumes, for the first time, the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union.