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The EESC has been always involved in space issues and adopted many opinions in this field. In 2014 the Committee decided to organise an initiative on space to identify the most suitable means to achieve the priorities he has set out in its opinions.

 

Published in: 
2016
Study
91 pages

The study was conducted with the aim of analysing feasibility of a supply chain, to capitalise on unsold seafood products for distribution to deprived people

Published in: 
2016
12 pages

Combating poverty and social exclusion has to be a top priority in today’s European Union for the obvious moral reasons, but also because it is expressly written into the Treaty and because the Union must show that it cares for its citizens in order to regain their support. That is why the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) decided to dedicate this year’s Civil Society Prize to organisations that have distinguished themselves by their creativity and success in confronting these problems and making a difference.

Published in: 
2016
6 pages

The 18th edition of the European Consumer Day will be held in Brussels on 10 March 2016.

The objective of the conference is to analyze whether and how the Commission's intention to "better regulate" will affect consumer policy. What should be taken into account by the Commission and other institutions in implementing this new strategy? How to make sure that the consumers will not lose?

Published in: 
2016
16 pages

The Dutch Presidency wants a Union that focuses on the essentials: jobs, growth and connection. Many challenges lie ahead: a.o. unemployment, poverty, an ageing population, the flow of refugees, the rapid change in the global economy, scarce resources, energy costs and the impact of climate change. The Dutch Presidency intends to promote a Union that connects, a Union based on fundamental values supported by its citizens.

Published in: 
2016
24 pages

The round-table series 2015 was organized by the EESC’s Consultative Commission on Industrial Change (CCMI) in partnership with relevant European and national organizations: Euromines, Euracoal, IndustriAll Europe, the European Commission and numerous national high level partners from academia, geological surveys, NGOs and civil society.

Published in: 
2015
Study
13 pages

Compendium of studies carried out in 2014 on the initiative of the EESC: summaries, authors, reference numbers, requesting services, contact persons, linguistic versions...

 

 
 
Published in: 
2015
Study
82 pages

The study aims to analyse the present situation of the national ESCs (Economic and Social Councils/Committees) and of other structures for dialogue in Greece, Italy, Spain, France and Romania, and of the EESC including the following aspects:

- How budget cuts are affecting their role in the representation of the labour world?

- The need for ESCs to exist from the institutional (constitutional) point of view in the democratic consultation mechanisms of the social players and civil society,

Published in: 
2015
Thematic paper
2 pages

The EESC strongly believe that ensuring food security is not just about producing more food. Supplying diverse, nutritious and good quality foods, supporting smallholder farmers, sustaining soil and water resources and reducing food waste are objectives that should also be pursued.

The EESC aims to promote civil society's role in food security, for example through its opinions, its cooperation with the FAO, participating as observer in the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) or through UN International Year events.

Published in: 
2015

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