The new EU Semester Alliance is a broad coalition bringing together 16 major European civil society organisations and trade unions, representing thousands of member organisations on the ground, at European, national, regional and local levels within the EU. The Alliance, coordinated by EAPN, aims to support progress towards a more democratic, social and sustainable Europe 2020 strategy, which can deliver on the social and environmental targets and equality commitments, through strengthening civil dialogue engagement in the European Semester at national and EU levels. To further this work, the Alliance has received funding from the European Commission under the framework of a Joint Action for an initial period of 1 year. (PROGRESS/EaSI).
The Alliance was launched at a hearing in the EESC on 7 April 2014. See here the programme, a presentation introducing the Alliance and a presentation with the Key Messages from the Joint analysis of the CSRs
See also: Press release 7 April 2014: New EU Alliance calls for a Social and Sustainable Europe