Glossary & Acronyms

CDDH = Steering Committee for Human Rights (Council of Europe)

Co-creation is the process of planning and working on the basis of partnership and respect for the views, opinions and expertise of different stakeholders. Co-creation is also known as ‘Co-Partnership’ and ‘Co-Production’.

(Source: PROGRESSIVE project)

CoE = Council of Europe

Conventions are legally binding international agreements that are negotiated by governments. Conventions are also known as treaties, protocols, covenants, or pacts, among other terms. When States ratify them, they agree to abide by their content and they fall under the scrutiny of the international community and sometimes specially designated bodies if they fail to do so. The United Nations have adopted several convention providing for the rights of people with disabilities, women and children and they are currently reflecting on the need for a new convention for older people.


CoR = Committee of the Regions - the EU's Assembly of Regional and Local Representatives

COREPER = Committee of the Permanent Representatives of the Governments of the Member States to the European Union (Council of the European Union)

The COREPER is responsible for preparing the work of the Council of the European Union.

Corporate social responsibility is an internal business policy where companies integrate social and environmental concerns in their business operations on a voluntary basis.

(Source: European Commission)

Country Reports are summaries of the socio-economic situation of EU Member States as part of the European Semester. These reports are drafted by the European Commission and published in February. They form the basis upon which the Commission drafts Country-Specific Recommendations. The current Juncker Commission aims to lower the number of recommendations, therefore the Country Reports have become more important in highlighting ‘low-priority’ issues with socio-economic governance in EU countries.

The Country-Specific Recommendations are policy recommendations made by the European Commission and endorsed by the Council after evaluation of the National Reforms Programmes submitted by EU Member States as part of the European Semester (see ‘European Semester’). These recommendations aim to help national budgetary, economic and social policies reach the target set by the Europe 2020 growth strategy. 

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