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    ECO/490-EESC-2019-00492-00-01-AC-TRA

    The European Economic and Social Committee welcomes the Commission's proposal  to ensure the continuation of two bilateral cooperation programmes involving Ireland namely the PEACE IV (Ireland-United Kingdom) and the United Kingdom-Ireland programme, after UK's  intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to art. 50 of the Treaty on European Union.

     

    EESC opinion: PEACE IV - Continuation of the cooperation programmes
  • Reference number
    24/2019

    On 10 May, candidates from the main parties running for the European Parliament (EP) elections took part in a round table debate organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in Madrid. They were in favour of initiating a reform of the EU institutions with the aim, amongst other things, of enabling organised civil society to play a greater role in the building of Europe.

  • Lessons learned from the first years of the implementation of the programming period 2021-2027

    Public debate on 9th Cohesion report: Lessons learned from the first years of the implementation of the programming period 2021-2027, in the framework of the ECO section meeting.

  • Debate

    The EESC is convinced that islands, mountainous regions and sparsely populated areas face significant challenges and that there is a solid legal basis that obliges the EU to take action in order to tackle these challenges. In this context, the organised civil society has an important role to play and through this debate, the aim is to find the best practices and solutions so that these regions can perform better and recover from the multiple crises. Therefore the EESC- ECO section has decided to organise this public debate in the framework of the EESC own-intiative opinion on "Main challenges that EU islands, mountain and sparsely populated areas face.

  • Insularity is considered to be a permanent and unchangeable geographical feature which involves additional costs (transport, energy, waste management, public services, necessity goods and services) that hamper the development and competitiveness of the islands, while particularly exposing them to biodiversity loss and climate change. The organised civil society has an important role to play and tackle all these challenges and through this debate. The aim is to find the best practices and solutions so that EU islands can preform better and recover from the multiple crises.

  • How can these regions become drivers for growth and development?

    The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will be producing an own-initiative opinion on the main challenges faced by EU islands and mountainous and sparsely populated areas, which is scheduled for adoption at the EESC's September plenary session. In this context, the EESC, along with the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) and the North Sweden European Office (NSEO), will be holding a public hearing in Umeå (Sweden) on 4 May 2023 entitled "Challenges and opportunities that the digital and energy transitions present to the northern sparsely populated areas and islands. How can these regions become drivers for growth and development?". The hearing is an event under the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the EU.

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    CANCELLED / Round Table "Just Transition Fund: Transition Challenges from the de-lignitisation in Western Macedonia" organised on 30-31 March 2020 in the Region of Western Macedonia (Ptolemaida) in Greece.

  • between 12.00 and 14.00
    Economic policy, EU Budget, taxation, and sustainable finance in the European Union

    In this public event organised on 5 February 2019 in Madrid, we are looking to kick-start a debate on the principle features of the European Union economy, its current state and governance, taking into account the present and perspectives for the future, as well as the economic policies related to macroeconomics, taxation and finance.

    The Spanish economy will be discussed using a European perspective, framed by the economic situation and European policy.

    Organized jointly by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the Representation of the European Commission in Spain, the intention is to create a dialogue between representatives of civil society, the Spanish government and academia.

  • Programme of the hearing "THE SOCIAL DIMENSION OF EUROPE 2020 POLICIES FOR COMBATING THE CRISIS", Athens 25 April 2014
    Opinion of the Greek natiopnal council on the social security nets
    SER note
    SER social agreement
    Annex to Dutch NRP
    Presentation Nowaczek-DG EMPL
    Presentation Barath
    Final declaration Athens 25 April 2014
    Speech of Mr Palmieri at the Hearing on 25 April 2014 in Athens
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    12 pages

    Since its launch in 2010 the Europe 2020 Steering Committee has worked on all the main aspects of the Europe 2020 strategy. This publication outlines its main positions on seven flagships.