After the visit of President Buzek and the awards ceremony for the civil society prize, the Committee’s plenary session moved onto a thematic debate about the post-2010 Lisbon Strategy. (You can read more about the debate and the various resolutions and opinions here.) The main opinion (rapporteur: Wolfgang Greif, Employees, group, Austria) argues that the post-2010 Strategy must necessarily take into account the effects of the current crisis as well as the effects of all the efforts to limit the crisis and get out out of it. Special emphasis therefore needs to continue to be placed on growth and jobs and the importance of safeguarding social rights. The opinion, together with an integrated report to be drafted by the EESC and national Economic and Social Councils, will be submitted to the March 2010 European Council.