The SUD can play a central role in the European Green Deal framework, being crucial to the Commission's Farm-to-Fork strategy for shifting to a fair, healthy and environmentally friendly food system, and complementary to both the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 and the Zero Pollution Strategy.
Is é an tAonad Measúnaithe Beartais a chomhordaíonn rannchuidiú Choiste Eacnamaíoch agus Sóisialta na hEorpa leis na meastóireachtaí a dhéantar ar bheartais agus reachtaíocht an Aontais Eorpaigh.
Is éard is cuspóir don Aonad cleachtas córasach anailíse agus measúnaithe beartais a chur chun feidhme sa Choiste. I mí Iúil 2016, sheol an tAonad na chéad mheastóireachtaí (Tuarascálacha Faisnéise) a bhí déanta aige.
I ndlúthchomhar leis na rannóga, na faireachlanna agus an Coimisiún Comhairleach um Athruithe Tionsclaíocha, déanann an tAonad straitéisí agus treoirlínte modheolaíocha maidir le cur chun feidhme na meastóireachtaí a fhorbairt.
The Commission is undertaking a series of evaluations of the Common Agricultural Policy for the timeframe 2014-2020, assessing performance against the CAP's general objectives. Since the evaluation targets CAP socioeconomic impacts, representing a wide-ranging scope, the EESC provided a complementary evaluation focusing on five countries whose selection has been made together with the Commission in order to maximise complementarity and added value to the EC evaluation.
The evaluation will take a broader perspective than the young farmers’ payments under the first pillar of the CAP and the measures for young farmers under Pillar II of the CAP.
In response to the Commission's request for civil society's contribution to the evaluation of the directive, the EESC has consulted CSOs in the Member States. The Committee's conclusions address the directive's transposition, scope, effectiveness and potential revision.
In its evaluation of the implementation of EU directives on legal migration from the perspective of organised civil society in selected Member States, the EESC considers the impact of these directives to be generally positive, albeit partial and fragmented. It also notes the impact of irregular migration on the directives' applicability.
The EESC provides a series of recommendations, covering the design of wider legal channels for labour migration; the role of the social partners and other organisations in this field; a simplified implementation of the directives and the modification of some of them; fact-based discourse to better inform the general public, integration and the fight against discrimination.
The EESC has been asked by the European Commission to contribute to the EC's mid-term evaluation of the Erasmus+ programme. In this context, two questionnaires were widely disseminated by the EESC in the member states and four fact-finding missions have been organised. The EESC also held an expert hearing to collect the views of specialised civil society organisations. An information report has been drafted containing the results of this exercise, accompanied by a detailed technical appendix containing important data on the awareness and perception of the programme. The aim of this evaluation was to provide information to the EC on the experience of civil society organisations with the enlarged and improved programme.