Transport and mobility are crucial for Europe's economy and competitiveness as well as for all citizens. However, the transport sector is currently undergoing a number of profound technological, economic and social transformations, which challenge its traditional features. In order to turn these challenges into opportunities and modernise mobility and transport in Europe, the European Commission has recently come up with a major political initiative entitled "Europe on the Move" and divided into three "mobility packages" published between May 2017 and May 2018.
Since the end of last decade, several institutions of the European Union have called for public policies to boost the social economy at the European, national and regional levels. In this context and also in the context of the last crisis, a new generation of public policies for the social economy have emerged during this decade.
The present research outlines a diversified selection of successful practices in public policies regarding the Social Economy across different European countries.
This publication is the second edition of the summary of relevant EESC opinions on "Completing Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union: The views of organised civil society"
During the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit, in September 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The EESC has been actively promoting an ambitious agenda for sustainable development, assisting with strengthening SDG implementation and involving the Committee's strong civil society organisation networks and acting as a platform for dialogue.
This report was prepared by the Institute for Market Economics (IME) and is dedicated to the study of skills mismatches in the EU and their effect on the competitiveness of EU businesses. It includes a comprehensive review of existing literature on the issue and outlines some of the main conclusions regarding the relation of skill mismatches to education, personal and aggregate productivity, labour market dynamics and outcomes, innovation capacity and competitiveness.
This leaflet is part of a series of publications published in the context of the cultural events organised by the EESC.
Austria Contemporary is the title of the exhibition that will be displayed at the EESC from July 11th till September 14th 2018 in the context of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU. The exhibition is a representative selection of works of contemporary Austrian art; all exhibited pieces are from the Austrian Federal Government's Artothek. Taken as a whole, they provide an exemplary overview of artistic work in Austria.
This brochure is based on the Annual Activity Report 2017, issued in June 2018, which is the European Economic and Social Committee's main annual tool for reporting to the budgetary authority. It provides an overview of all the Committee's activities in 2017.
In the second half of 2018 Austria assumes the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union for the third time and the general motto of its presidency is "A Europe that protects". This publication presents the EESC's priorities during the Austrian Presidency.
The LMO has carried out activities in all the areas set out in its 2015-2018 Work programme. In line with its working methods, LMO's activities consisted mainly of public events, internal meetings and a project to assess the implementation of a Council Recommendation on the long-term unemployed in six EU Member States. Due to its large size and the limited number of meetings per year (5), the LMO has not prepared any opinion in recent years, although it did so in its earlier years.
This study aims to outline the most significant features of the national economic and social councils of the Member States of the European Union in the light of the doctoral thesis defended by the author at the Catholic University of Murcia (Spain).