The Europe 2020 Steering Committee organised on 4-5 December 2014 in Rome a high-level conference "Towards a more effective EUROPE 2020: Civil Society's proposals for boosting social inclusion and competitiveness in Europe".
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.
Europe 2020 Steering Committee. Contributions from Economic and Social Councils and similar institutions from EU Member States.
Some of the results achieved by the SOC section are presented in this leaflet, with a specific focus on consultative work (including exploratory and own-initiative opinions) and events organised by the Committee.
Today's event and its main focus – the EESC opinion on the gender dimension in the Europe 2020 Strategy – are essential to put gender equality and gender mainstreaming on the European agenda.
The EESC has always been very active when it comes to promoting gender equality. Over the last 8 years, we have adopted some 20 opinions on crucial challenges to it.
The EESC is pleased to learn that, even though belated, a European banking union will come to life. It is crucial that the Member State governments have the breadth of vision to create more Europe, handing over some powers and ensuring that they can be applied, in order to achieve effective European governance that is socially useful and economically efficient. New and stricter rules will offer security to people and markets.