The conference was held in Brussels on July 6th, several months before the review of Europe 2020 strategy planned for December of this year. In his welcome speech, Mr Etele Baráth emphasized the need of cooperation of all the stakeholders across Europe in order to achieve Europe 2020 goals.
Based on a novel, interactive system participants were able to get involved in the discussion by answering questions online or posing questions to the speakers.
Georgios Dassis, President of the Workers' Group at the EESC, in his keynote speech had to comment on the results of the Greek referendum. In his opinion, this was another situation in which the European integration process was forgotten. We are facing difficult times, with unbalanced distribution of wealth, high unemployment and decreased private spending. Our crisis is not just economic, but also humanitarian, he said.
Maria João Rodrigues, Member of the European Parliament, S&D…