Brussels, 07/04/2014

European Semester Alliance Launch and Hearing

European Economic and Social Committee, Brussels, Belgium
7th April 2014

On 7 April 2014, the new EU Alliance for a democratic, social and sustainable European Semester was launched at the European Economic and Social Committee. The Alliance, of which GBE is a member, is a broad coalition bringing together environmental, social and equality NGOs and trade unions. Highlighting the failure of the Europe 2020 Strategy commitments and official targets in the social, environmental, employment and equality fields, the Alliance members come together to call for progress on the Europe 2020 Strategy commitment and for reviving the involvement of civil society organisations and trade unions in the shaping of European policies.

The event was also the occasion for the EU Semester Alliance members to present their joint analysis of the 2014 Semester and more specifically its proposals for Country Specific Recommendations for 18 EU Member States.

See the joint press release.

For more information on the Semester Alliance, visit their website.