EEAC Annual Conference ‘14: Broad European debate on social dimension of SD

The EEAC network held its 22nd annual conference – Balanced Future: Social Capital and Human Aspects of Sustainable Development- on  15-16-17 October 2014 at the invitation of the National Council for Sustainable Development of Hungary (nfft) in the Hungarian houses of Parliament.

The conference was dedicated to the social dimension of sustainable development (policy) and focused on the broad European challenges that exist on themes such as: demography and inequality between generations and regions within Europe. A broad international panel of speakers outlined the facts and challenges, but also the chances of the different conference themes during their speeches and presentations. Their contributions will be made available through the EEAC website soon.

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Who we are

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The European Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils (EEAC) is a network of advisory bodies established by national or regional governments.  EEAC members offer independent advice to their respective national or regional governments, proposing solutions and new understandings of the critical challenges facing our societies and the planet.  

What we do

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The EEAC provides an operational framework for joint activities, knowledge sharing, dialogue, informed debate and deliberation among different stakeholders and disciplines. It seeks to bridge the gap between scientific knowledge and policymaking and to enrich the advice that individual advisory bodies can give to their governments by encouraging exchange of experience among members. The EEAC network also enables its members to better anticipate and prepare for forthcoming strategic issues at the European level.

Working groups

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Working groups (WG) are a key mechanism of collaboration in the EEAC network. The WGs bring together the views of individual advisory bodies on selected and strategic topics, such as sustainable development, energy and ecosystems.

Annual conference

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Every year, EEAC organizes an Annual Conference, hosted by one of its members. The EEAC annual conference theme is mostly related to environment and sustainable development topics. The Annual Conferences section provides information about past conferences and about EEAC's upcoming Annual Conference.


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