Untapping bioeconomy's potential is key to the transition towards a more sustainable Europe

One year after the Commission had launched its updated European Bioeconomy Strategy, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) ​and the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) organised together with the European Commission an event on European Bioeconomy: Regions, Cities and Civil Society in Brussels on October 16.

Tuesday, 29 October 2019 00:04

Regions and cities, birthplaces of social innovation

During this year's European Week of Regions and Cities, the Knowledge Exchange Platform gathered policymakers and experts from local, regional and European level in Brussels to discuss how cities and regions can catalyse social innovation – that is, new products, services or models that respond to social needs.

Friday, 25 October 2019 00:47

Local and regional elected representatives call for the silver economy and health promotion to be firmly embedded in the EU's political priorities

The European Committee of the Regions (CoR), at the initiative of member of Dalarna County Council Birgitta Sacrédeus (SE/EPP), has adopted an opinion on Active and Healthy Ageing at its October plenary session. Europe is growing older and so the CoR stresses the need for preventive action and the crucial role that new technologies play in ensuring the active and healthy ageing of EU citizens. "Physical and mental balance as well as the silver economy will make it easier to meet this challenge, in the face of a demographic imbalance," said rapporteur Birgitta Sacrédeus.

Tuesday, 22 October 2019 00:20

The EU must put inclusiveness at the heart of the digital and ecological transition

In a debate with Finland's Minister for European Affairs Tytti Tuppurainen, EU's local and regional representatives called on the EU to ensure all regions and their citizens benefit from the digital and ecological transitions that are shaping our societies. The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) adopted on 9 October two opinions requested by Finland's Presidency of the Council of the EU, which focus on tackling the digital divide and ensuring cohesion and solidarity for all Europeans.

Tuesday, 15 October 2019 00:39
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