The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) presented a set of policy proposals to tap the full potential of macro-regional strategies in an exploratory opinion, at its plenary session in June. The proposals prioritise enhanced communication and connectivity between cooperation partners and closer involvement of civil society organisations in macro-regional strategies.
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has called on EU leaders in a recently adopted opinion to step up efforts to strengthen the international role of the euro, on the eve of the Euro Summit taking place on Friday, 21 June in Brussels. It underlines that this would be desirable, but also necessary, as a strong euro would contribute to the wellbeing of EU citizens and businesses, uphold common values and promote common interests.
The EESC’s Temporary Study Group on Sustainable Food, together with the Food Lawyers’ Network – FLN, invites you for an one-day conference on innovation in food.
On the eve of key decisions which will shape the Union’s new leadership and strategic agenda for the next five years, the national Economic and Social Councils and the European Economic and Social Council met in Rome on 13-14 June to discuss their role in the sustainable development of Europe and the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights.
The presidents and secretaries-general of the National Economic and Social Councils of the EU (NESC) and the president of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) met in Rome on 13 and 14 June 2019.
The European Semester should be based on the principles of partnership and multilevel governance modelled on the partnership agreements existing in cohesion policy, as this bottom-up approach will contribute to more clarity, legitimacy and ownership at implementing level. This was one of the main messages of a hearing recently held by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).
The President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) speaking before Europe’s Social and Economic Councils in Rome on 13 June called on the new European Parliament and the future Commission to exert a firm and decisive political leadership to enable Europe to become world champion of sustainable development.
According to the new study commissioned by the European Economic and Social Committee, cross-border services generate new jobs and economic growth. They are positive for all EU countries, for different kinds of jobs – both labour and knowledge intensive. The document proves that avoiding strict regulation in the cross-border services internal market is beneficial for the EU economy. A reduction of the share of cross-border services by 1 % would cost the EU economy around 8 billion euro.
The Finnish presidency of the Council of the EU will place the fight against climate change high on its agenda. One of the challenges will be to unite the 28 Member States around this fight and focus on the opportunities that a more sustainable Europe can provide for economic, social and environmental progress.
Change management, better communication on scientific evidence and, above all, civil engagement are key factors for the development and implementation of new indicators to measure people’s well-being and societies’ progress. This was the main message of a public debate that was held on 4 June by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and its Section for Economic and Monetary Union and Economic and Social Cohesion (ECO).