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At the inaugural meeting in Kiev, on 16 and 17 April, the EU-Ukraine Civil Society Platform was established following a lengthy preparatory process. High-level representatives from the Ukrainian government, together with the EU Ambassador to Ukraine, were present and pointed to the importance of taking into account the voice of civil society in implementing the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.

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  • 17 Apr 2015
    EU-Ukraine Civil Society Platform officially launched

    At the inaugural meeting in Kiev, on 16 and 17 April, the EU-Ukraine Civil Society Platform was established following a lengthy preparatory process. High-level representatives from the Ukrainian government, together with the EU Ambassador to Ukraine, were present and pointed to the importance of taking into account the voice of civil society in implementing the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.

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  • 15 Apr 2015
    So long ago in the future. Dreams for Future Odysseys - exhibition presented by students from the Nicolae Tonitza Fine Arts High School in Bucharest, Romania
    Opening of the exhibition "So long ago in the future. Dreams for Future Odysseys"

    EESC Member Mihai Manoliu (Employers' Group) opened the exhibition So long ago in the future. Dreams for Future Odysseys. The exhibition, which is part of the EESC's Space and Society project, is a display of 50 paintings by final-year students at the Nicolae Tonitza Fine Arts High School in Bucharest, Romania. The students have used their paintings to set out their vision of space. 

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  • 15 Apr 2015
    ECI Day 2015 – light at the end of the tunnel for European citizens' initiatives

    Despite frustration with bureaucratic hurdles, the ECI Day offered some grounds for hope

    While citizens' political interest remains unchanged, many initiatives collapse right at the outset because of the amount of red tape which is not only considerable, but also differs from one Member State to another.

     

  • 1 Apr 2015
    Conclusions on the EBU/EESC conference "Independence of public service media in enlargement countries"

    On 1 April 2015, the EESC members Ionut Sibian, President of the Western Balkans Follow-up Committee and Cveto Stantič, member of the Communication Group took part in the event on the independence of public service media in enlargement countries, organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).

  • 31 Mar 2015
    23-24 April 2015: YEYS 2015

    On 23-24 April 2015, the EESC will be taken over by young people and their teachers from all 28 EU countries for the sixth edition of "Your Europe, Your Say". This event will give young people a chance to see how EESC decision-making works and debate some of the key social and political issues currently faced by Europe.

    This year will focus on the importance of European active citizenship, participatory democracy and European Citizens' Initiative (ECI).

    The latest news are on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/youreuropeyoursay

    More YEYS infos on our websitehttp://www.eesc.europa.eu/yeys2015

  • 30 Mar 2015
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    Independence of public service media in enlargement countries

    The EESC members Ionut Sibian, President of the Western Balkans Follow-up Committee and Cveto Stantič, member of the Communication Group take part in the event on the independence of public service media in enlargment countries, organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).

  • 26 Mar 2015
    Closing session - Martin Siecker
    Where pensions come together: creating a European tracking service

    On 26 March, the TTYPE (Track and Trace Your Pension in Europe) Consortium presented its final report on a roadmap towards creating a European pension tracking service, which was handed over to the European Commission. The conference, organised together with the EESC, discussed possible next steps towards implementing this service. 

  • 23 Mar 2015
    Earth Hour 2015: the facades of the Committees go dark!

    During the weekend of 28-29 March, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) as well as the Committee of the Regions (CoR) will switch off the lights at the facade of their main building, situated on Rue Belliard, as part of the worldwide "Earth Hour" initiative. 

  • 18 Mar 2015
    Discover the Sami people

    On 18 March 2015, linked to the opening of the exhibition Discover the Sami people, a Sami Delegation was received by EESC President Henri Malosse during the March Plenary Session.

  • 6 Mar 2015
    To Harvest or to Save

    Interview with Professor Pekka Kauppi

    2015 is a major year for climate and development policy. In the autumn, important negotiations on worldwide climate goals will take place in Paris, and 2015 is also the European Year for Development.

    At the invitation of the Section for Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment (NAT), Pekka Kauppi, Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at the University of Helsinki, has been in Brussels to talk about the importance of wood in fighting climate change.

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