The Irish Semester Conference on Promoting a Socially, Economically and Environmentally Sustainable Ireland in Europe held on 5 December 2014 brought together 70 social and environmental activists and decision-makers to discuss how to bring The Better Europe Alliance concerns to the table, particularly with the mid-term review of the 10-year Europe 2020 Strategy in 2015. A video of the conference is now available, along with a comprehensive background publication.
Part 1: Welcome, Joan O’Donnell, Disability Federation of Ireland; Explaining the EU Semester and Europe 2020 Strategy, Michael Ewing, Environmental Pillar;l Key-Note Speech, Marian Harkin MEP; Better Europe Alliance priorities, Paul Ginnell, EAPN Ireland
Part 2: Patrick O’Riordan, European Commission; Dara Lynott, Environmental Protection Agency; Questions and Answers
Part 3: Feedback from group discussion; Responses by Professor Hugh Frazer, European Social Network and Rory Montgomery, Department of the Taoiseach; Closing remarks, Brid O’Brien
See here the report of the event, a comprehensive background publication.
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Source: EAPN Ireland website: http://www.eapn.ie/eapn/new-video-from-the-better-europe-alliance-conference-on-promoting-a-socially-economically-and-environmentally-sustainable-ireland-in-europe-december-2014