Infrastruktur

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  • Adopted on 31/05/2017 - Bureau decision date: 24/01/2017
    Reference
    TEN/629-EESC-2017-01-01
    (Portugal
    EESC opinion: Processing of personal data
  • Adopted on 26/04/2017 - Bureau decision date: 13/12/2016
    Reference
    TEN/620-EESC-2017-01-01
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Latvia
    Workers - GR II
    Spain
  • Adopted on 23/02/2017 - Bureau decision date: 20/09/2016
    Reference
    TEN/607-EESC-2016
    (Estonia

    The Mid-term evaluation of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) is one of the evaluations on which the Commission is consulting the EESC.

    The CEF was proposed as a financing programme for the completion of trans-European infrastructure networks in the fields of transport, energy and information and communications technology (ICT).

    The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) welcomes the opportunity to take part in the evaluation of the CEF programme. Transport, energy and ICT are also the core of the EESC Smart Islands Project. Therefore, the EESC's response is based on the above mentioned project, which analyses primary data collected through fact-finding missions taking place in the EU in the course of 2015 and 2016.

    Information report: Mid-term evaluation of the Connecting Europe Facility (formerly Smart Islands)
  • Adopted on 23/02/2017 - Bureau decision date: 20/09/2016
    Reference
    TEN/606-EESC-2016
    Workers - GR II
    Spain

    The EESC welcomes the CEF's support for clean, low-carbon transport and sustainable energy structures, as well as the attention given to energy vulnerability. However, the Committee would like to see more financial resources allocated to the CEF.

    It will be possible to meet the expectations of city "users" – inhabitants, businesses, visitors and administrators – thanks to digital service ecosystems overlaying high-quality material and immaterial enabling infrastructure. Establishing this infrastructure will also have a significant impact in terms of growth, employment and productivity.

    Information report: Mid-term evaluation of the Connecting Europe Facility (formerly Smart Cities)
  • Adopted on 14/12/2016 - Bureau decision date: 12/07/2016
    Reference
    TEN/608-EESC-2016-01-01
    (Ireland
    EESC opinion: Strengthening Europe's Cyber Resilience System
    Cyber security: new rules to protect Europe's infrastructure
    Position of the Council at first reading with a view to the adoption of a Directive of the EP and of the Council concerning measures for a high common level of security of network and information systems across the Union
    Joint Communication to the EP, the Council, the EESC and the CoR: Cybersecurity Strategy of the European Union: An Open, Safe and Secure Cyberspace
  • Adopted on 18/09/2013
    Reference
    NAT/614-EESC-2013-01-01-3961
    Workers - GR II
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    492
    -

    The EESC supports the Action Plan for a Maritime Strategy in the Atlantic area, which sets out priorities for research and investment in the region and provides considerable European added value in terms of boosting blue growth under the Europe 2020 strategy. Cooperation will develop within this strategic framework between authorities and social and economic operators in the Atlantic regions of the five Member States concerned: Ireland, the United Kingdom, France, Spain and Portugal.

  • Adopted on 13/05/2009
    Reference
    TEN/382-EESC-2009-01-01-872
    Employers - GR I
    Czech Republic
    Plenary session number
    453
    -
  • The EU's Global Gateway initiative is the right step forward in improving connectivity with non-EU partners and like-minded developing countries. In its relevant opinion, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) underlines that civil society representatives must be included on the board that will be set up to coordinate Global Gateway investments. It also stresses that the eligibility of Global Gateway projects must be linked to the EU's values and principles.

  • Jonathan Peel during the plenary session

    The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has adopted at its March plenary session an opinion on the Joint Communication "Connecting Europe and Asia – Building blocks for an EU Strategy", issued by the European Commission and the EU High Representative in September 2018. The EESC considers it to be a seriously missed opportunity, with many significant strategic gaps, little ambition and no real depth of vision offered as to the development of EU's relationship and connectivity with Asia.  

  • Stakeholders stressed the importance of cohesion policy and the need for appropriate and effective funding