At last, and by a massive majority, the Committee’s plenary session today adopted the EESC’s Programme for Europe. This is, I believe, a genuinely historic initiative for the Committee. It is a strategic, long-term document on the current political debate and the challenges ahead. A Programme for Europe: proposals of civil society, lists a series of concrete measures and initiatives needed not only to overcome the current economic crisis but also to support sustainable growth. As such, it draws on the Committee’s previous and current work, with 22 one-page summaries covering five themes: the economic recovery, fundamental rights and the European social model, sustainable development, and governance. The aim is to feed the programme and its recommendations into the European elections debate but also to fuel the next European Commission’s reflections. The text of the programme can be found on the Committee’s website here.