The European Commission published today [5th February 2020] its communication laying out its plans regarding the future review of the EU Economic Governance. Kicking off a consultation process that will last until the end of the year, this communication takes stock of the achievements and shortcomings of the current EU Economic Governance framework.
Reacting to this first communication of on the topic, Valeria Ronzitti, CEEP General Secretary, said:
“For years now, CEEP has been a vocal promoter of a review of the Stability and Growth Pact and of the overall EU economic governance. We therefore welcome today’s launch of the consultation process by the European Commission. Today’s announcement should kick-off a broad and constructive conversation on how we could, together and in full transparency, improve the rules governing the EU economic governance.”
“The EU is faced with numerous challenges, such as supporting the digital transition or addressing climate change and its consequences. CEEP believes that adapting our economic governance with a more flexible approach is now more than needed, and that Member States should be further encouraged to invest and to adopt growth-friendly fiscal policy. More flexible fiscal rules should be one of main tools to use in order to reach that goal.”
“With its members, CEEP will actively contribute to the discussion, and calls the European Commission to keep his promises and deliver on this file. This consultation will be an important barometer to judge the commitment of this European Commission to the other institutions, social partners and other stakeholders.”
This is a call for a subcontractor to provide expertise as part of the implementation of the ETUC project on “Improving social partners’ involvement in EU support for public investments in training and education” (with support of CEEP).
In order to ensure a large visibility of this call for tender, the ETUC will publish the tender specifications on its website, on Friday 15 January 2016, and keep it online for 24 calendar days (deadline for submission of bids: Monday 8 February 2016).
BUSINESSEUROPE, CEEP and UEAPME have undertaken to conduct a project on the cost effectiveness of apprenticeships systems in 15 target countries . This project is led by BUSINESSEUROPE on behalf of the EU cross-industry employers’ organisations CEEP, and UEAPME, and requires EU financial support. The following organisations will also participate: European Roundtable of Industrialists, EUROCOMMERCE, CEEMET, Digital Europe, EUproVET, EFVET.
As the lead applicant, BUSINESSEUROPE has therefore applied for funding, on behalf of the EU cross-industry employers’ organisations, to carry out this project as part of the Integrated Projects of the EU social dialogue 2014-2016. A final decision by the European Commission on the allocation of funds is expected in September 2014. Once this is confirmed the project activities would commence in September/October 2014.
In the framework of this call, BUSINESSEUROPE, CEEP and UEAPME express their intention to select a subcontractor.
This call for tender constitutes the subcontracting work needed to carry out the 24-month activity entitled:
“The cost effectiveness of apprenticeship schemes –
making the business case for apprenticeships”
The tender specifications included in this document detail the background, tasks, price, and selection criteria and procedures regarding the subcontractor.
Possible bidders need to be aware that awarding of the subcontracting work is dependent on a Commission’s positive decision to grant financial support to this project. Moreover, changes to the present call for tender may be required, taking into account possible remarks from the European Commission. MORE: Call for tender tender – Project on Apprenticeships
|The project partners are:|
|CEEP||Coordinator of the project||ETUC||European Trade Union Confederation|
|EURELECTRIC||Union of Electricity Industry||EPSU||Public Services Union|
|HOSPEEM||Hospital & Healthcare sector||Eurocadres||Professional & Managerial staff|
|PostEurop||Europe Postal Services||ETUCE||European Trade Union Committee for Education|
|CEMR||Municipalities & Regions|
|EFEE||European Federation of Education Employers|