Semestre européen

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  • Reference number
    45/2023

    The Recovery and Resilience Facility has increased the capacity for social investment in the EU. However, National Recovery and Resilience Plans, funded by the facility, are still plagued by shortcomings such as uneven investing in social programmes in different Member States, insufficient consultation with social partners and a gender dimension that is too weak

  • Reference number
    21/2023

    In an opinion debated and adopted in plenary, the European Economic and Social Committee renewed its request for reform of the European Semester. The opinion, which draws on a recent consultation undertaken in 23 different Member States, calls for an EU regulation to make civil society involvement in the cycle mandatory. 

    • The EESC states that existing systems of indicators must be reviewed, complemented and made consistent with each other;
    • believes that the Country-Specific Recommendations (CSRs), one of the main instruments of the Semester, should cover a period of three years, with annual evaluations and reviews;
    • proposes that the social partners and civil society organisations be involved through a structured formal consultation procedure, which should take place in a specific body to which such functions are legally attributed;

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  • In an opinion adopted on 23 February, the EESC commented on the Commission's Communication on the 2023 Annual Sustainable Growth Survey, which outlines the economic and employment policy priorities for the EU for the coming 12 to 18 months.

  • Reference number
    28/2022

    A resilient, sustainable and inclusive Europe is only possible if organised civil society is systematically involved in both national recovery plans and the Commission's new REPowerEU strategy. During its annual conference in June, the European Semester Group (ESG) renewed its call for a regulation or directive to ensure civil society participation, and proposed a permanent and common investment financing mechanism to enhance crisis preparedness and response capacity.

  • Dans sa résolution sur la participation de la société civile organisée à la mise en œuvre et au suivi des plans nationaux pour la reprise et la résilience (PNRR), le Comité économique et social européen (CESE) plaide pour l’instauration de règles claires afin d’associer efficacement les partenaires sociaux et les organisations de la société civile aux stratégies des États membres destinées à remettre l’économie sur les rails.

  • In an opinion adopted at its plenary session on 23 February, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) welcomed the communication of the European Commission (EC) on this year's Annual Sustainable Growth Survey, outlining the priorities and guiding principles for the 2022 European Semester cycle. The Committee applauded the unprecedented actions of solidarity taken by the EU in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. The impact on economic activity, however, has been significant, and the level of uncertainty in Europe continues to rise.

    • Le pacte vert pour l’Europe doit permettre d’accroître la prospérité économique et la convergence
    • La croissance durable doit être une priorité absolue
    • Des mesures visant à combler le déficit d’investissement sont essentielles
  • À l’issue du Semestre européen 2019 et des consultations de la société civile qu’il a organisées dans les États membres, le CESE tire des enseignements pour l’avenir

  • L’Union européenne devrait saisir l’occasion que lui offre le renouvellement du mandat politique et de la période de programmation financière pour améliorer sa coordination et sa gouvernance en matière de politique économique. Le Comité économique et social européen indique que le Semestre européen devrait devenir l’élément le plus important de la coordination des politiques économiques, et qu’il conviendrait de mettre en œuvre une approche de gouvernance à niveaux et acteurs multiples. Il suggère de créer au sein du CESE un centre de compétences chargé de l’échange d’informations afin de répondre aux préoccupations liées à la mise en œuvre dans le cadre d’une future stratégie européenne.