Stakeholder consultation by the Rapporteur Mr Denis LANDY (IE/PES - ECOS)

23/02/2011   Committee of the Regions, rue Belliard 99-101, 1040 Brussels, Room JDE 53

The Committee of the Regions is drafting an opinion on the attached Europe 2020 Flagship Initiative: "An Agenda for New Skills and Jobs: A European contribution towards full employment." COM(2010) 682 final.

The European Union, in setting an employment rate target for women and men of 75% for the 20-64 years age group by 2020, has agreed on an ambitious commitment to the sustainability of Europe’s social model, welfare systems, economic growth and public finances. This ‘Agenda for new skills and jobs’ sets out, in 13 key actions with accompanying and preparatory measures, the possible EU contribution to this effort as part of the Europe 2020 strategy.

The Rapporteur on the opinion, Mr. Denis LANDY (IE/PES), Member of the ECOS Commission of the CoR, and his expert, Ms. Marie SHERLOCK would be happy to meet with representatives of the associations of local and regional authorities and other stakeholders for a consultation and exchange of views on his opinion. The consultation will be held in English.

The consultation will focus on a set of questions that are outlined in the attached discussion document. The Rapporteur would be very glad to receive your input – and in particular if you would have any position papers touching upon the subject, you are welcome to send them in by email.

The consultation will take place at the premises of the Committee of the Regions, rue Belliard 99-101, 1040 Brussels, room JDE 53 at 14:00 – 16:00. Please confirm your participation by sending an e-mail to the following addresses.

For more information, please contact our team:


Contact Person: Mr Wojciech Dyba
Organizer: ECOS Commission
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