The European Economic and Social Committee is currently drawing up an opinion on the Commission's Report concerning the governance of macro-regional strategies. An increase in the number of macro-regional strategies can be identified, all of which are unique and yet share common features. To exploit their added-value and to find out how to develop such strategies to promote overall European development is of a crucial importance.
In delivering its opinion, the EESC acts as a forum where representatives from the worlds of industry, academia and politics exchange views on the various macro-regional strategies. It is in this capacity that the ECO Section, which covers economic and social cohesion amongst its other areas of specialisation, is planning to hold a thematic discussion on the Commission's Report concerning the governance of macro-regional strategies on Wednesday, 16 July 2014, starting at 10 a.m.