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| pagina 1/x | Afdeling Communicatie The Dutch consultation economy and the European Semester
Roland Zwiers Presentation EESC European Semester The Dutch consultation economy and the European Semester Structural reforms since 1982 Decided in coalition agreements Triple-p approach since 1992 Regular forms of stakeholder consultation Spring and Autumn summits with social partners Since 2000 Lisbon consultations: additional, evolving Since 2011: similar consultations, evolving with European Semester
Roland Zwiers Presentation EESC European Semester After 2004: new focal points for stakeholder participation Streamlining of Lisbon-process, helpful for stakeholder consultation: Preparation of the National Reform Programme (NRP) Preparation for the EU-Spring Summit Still valid in European Semester
Roland Zwiers Presentation EESC European Semester Preparation of National Reform Programme (NRP) Consultation on NRP in the beginning: Final version, no time for consultation Government departments jealous of their chapters Pro forma exercise Currently: Consultation on draft chapters, more time Social partners, environmental organizations, local governments Social partners publish annex to the NRP Local governments do so since 2009
Roland Zwiers Presentation EESC European Semester Preparation of the EU Spring Summit : Informal summits between government and social partners High level, but pro forma Separate consultation of environmental organizations Currently: SER-delegation has a meeting with the minister of Economic Affairs Preparations take place in a SER-committee Meaningful exchange of views
Roland Zwiers Presentation EESC European Semester Lisbon versus European Semester Time-table: less time to comment on the NRP So: kick off meeting in December 2011 Time-table: country-specific recommendations in June But: no additional consultation with the minister So: briefings organised by case officers of ministries Special briefings also on other occasions: special EU Summits, the Van Rompuy report. Content: European Semester has more bite than Lisbon, has to be taken more seriously But: biggest trade union federation had problems organising a mandate for European issues Yet: the biggest trade union federation is re-inventing itself Yet: this is work in progress.