High-level conference on "The Multiannual Financial Framework post 2020: Challenges and opportunities" with the participation of representatives from the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council presidency.
In their consultative work, the European Economic and Social Committee and the European Committee of the Regions have long been committed to sustainable development and fighting climate change. However, are we actually putting our recommendations into practice inside our own offices?
To ensure that the Committees act as environmentally as possible, since 2008 we have been engaged in setting up an EMAS-compliant environmental management system.
This brochure presents the EESC's opinions relating to the cohesion policy for the post-2020 period. It demonstrates the important role played by organised civil society representatives during this period in exerting influence on decision-makers, which led to the adoption of a number of important policy packages concerning the next programming period. The EESC was the first European institution to contribute to the development of the new programming period (2021-2027).
This brochure presents the EESC's opinions, position papers, resolutions and statements calling for the necessary measures to be taken at EU level, or commenting on those that have already been put forward, in order to tackle the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. We pushed for a reconstruction and recovery plan that lives up to this unprecedented challenge.
Cohesion Policy is the only tool which allows and enables the EU to manifest itself at regional, local and citizen level. It is also the main tool that the EU has to invest in the real economy and to contribute to growth and jobs creation against a backdrop of the Europe 2020 strategy.
this workshop is our contribution to the EU-China Majors’ Forum that is beeing held in our premises these two days.Beyond that, this workshop is also part of our current work as stakeholders in the the EU-China Partnership for Sustainable Urbanisation. Indeed, the fifth pillar of that Partnership is civil society at large. We started contributing to it already this year together with our Chinese civil society counterparts, the Chinese European and Social Committee. You can read our joint proposals to the subject on the documents that you have at your disposal, and which reflect the work of our EU-China Civil Society Round Table.