EU 2020 Strategy is further off-track to deliver inclusive, sustainable, equal and social EU, writes EU Semester Alliance to EU Council

19/06/2015 – The EU Alliance for a democratic, social and sustainable European Semester also called ‘Semester Alliance’ addressed a letter yesterday to Heads of States and top EU officials ahead of the EU Council next 25 & 26 June on the endorsement of the 2015 Country-Specific Recommendations (CSRs). The Semester Alliance highlights that the EU has failed to deliver an inclusive recovery strategy and that immediate action is needed to bring the Europe 2020 back on track with all its initial goals.

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PRESS RELEASE- The Semester Alliance on CSRs 2015. EU further off-track to deliver an inclusive, sustainable, social and equal Europe.

20/05/2015- The EU is failing to deliver an inclusive recovery strategy, which is urgently needed to bring the Europe 2020 Strategy back on track – in particular to combat poverty, create quality jobs, invest in early child development, equality for all, including gender equality and ensure environmental sustainability. This is the critical assessment of the Semester Alliance, a broad European coalition bringing together environmental, social and equality NGOs and trade unions, responding to the European Commission’s Country-Specific Recommendations (CSRs) published on 13 May 2015.

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PRESS RELEASE: “European Fund for Strategic Investment: Making it Democratic, Social and Sustainable”

SemesterAlliance17/03/2015 – The Semester Alliance, a broad European coalition bringing together environmental, social and equality NGOs and trade unions, calls on the European Council and the European Parliament to ensure that the European Commission’s proposal for a European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI) focuses on achieving the Europe 2020 targets. For this to be attained, changes must be made to the proposal to ensure that the Investments will have a particular focus on Social and Sustainable projects, whilst also being based on a transparent and democratic decision-making process.

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A BEATING HEART FOR A BETTER EUROPE | Watch EU Semester Alliance video

Untitled02 February 2015 – Today, the EU Alliance for a democratic, social and sustainable European Semester or (EU Semester Alliance) releases A Beating Heart for a Better Europe. This video highlights the main activities, benefits and learning of the EU Semester Alliance, particularly incorporating the views of the national level and external stakeholders.

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Translations of the Semester Alliance Toolkit for Engaging in Europe 2020 and the European Semester are now available!

2014-Semester-Alliance-Toolkit-coverTranslations of the EU Semester Alliance Toolkit for Engaging in Europe 2020 and the European Semester and of its Annex 4 (Glossary of terms and acronyms) in Finnish, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Hungarian are now available!

 

 

 

 

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Report of the Semester Alliance Hearing in the European Parliament is out!

2014-Semester-Alliance-Hearing-EP-03-12-2014-Report-coverOn 03/12/2014, the EU Semester Alliance held a well-attended hearing in the European Parliament, Giving a Voice to Civil Society Proposals for Europe 2020, hosted by Hon. Jean Lambert MEP (Greens / EFA) and Hon. Marian Harkin MEP (ALDE). A short report of the hearing, with the Semester Alliance key messages and links to the presentations and photos of the event, is now available. Continue Reading

Semester Alliance issues report of its capacity-building workshop for learning, exchange and engagement

2014-capacity-building-workshop-report-coverOn 6th June 2014, the European Alliance for a Democratic, Social and Sustainable European semester held a Capacity Building workshop for 35 Alliance members in Brussels. The workshop was primarily aimed at national members of the Alliance, including the 3 pilot alliances in Bulgaria, Denmark and Ireland, but also at representatives from Brussels-based Alliance members. Read the full report! Continue Reading