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Co-hosted by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), the European External Action Service (EEAS), the European Commission and the Committee of the Regions (CoR), the "Second Southern Neighbourhood Civil Society Forum" will take place in Brussels on 28-29 May 2015. The Forum is part of a larger initiative launched by the Commission in 2013 to create a mechanism for sustained dialogue between civil society, the EU and authorities in the Middle East and North Africa region. ...

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  • 22 May 2015 2nd Southern Neighbourhood Civil Society Forum – Brussels, 28-29 May

    Co-hosted by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), the European External Action Service (EEAS), the European Commission and the Committee of the Regions (CoR), the "Second Southern Neighbourhood Civil Society Forum" will take place in Brussels on 28-29 May 2015. The Forum is part of a larger initiative launched by the Commission in 2013 to create a mechanism for sustained dialogue between civil society, the EU and authorities in the Middle East and North Africa region. ...

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  • 19 May 2015
    The EESC European Award for Excellent Design and Sustainability 2015

    The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) presents the EESC European Award for Excellent Design and Sustainability in cooperation with the LifeCare Initiative.

  • 13 May 2015
    A social Agenda for transport

    On 4 June 2015, Brussels, the European Commission is organising the high-level conference "A social agenda for transport", on the initiative of Commissioner Bulc in charge of Transport and Commissioner Thyssen in charge of Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility.

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  • 11 May 2015
    Europe Day: EESC President and Members in Konrad Adenauer's hometown

    On 9 May 2015, EESC President Henri Malosse, accompanied by EESC Members, celebrated Europe Day in Konrad Adenauer's hometown, the city of Bonn. He visited the house of Ludwig Van Beethoven and paid tribute to the memory of Robert Schuman on that special day: he unveiled a memorial stone representing Europe's founding father together with the European Commission representative in Bonn and the city Mayor.

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  • 11 May 2015
    Yves-Marie Moray, Vice-president of Challenges Entreprise Europe
    Making Europe work thanks to civil society: a project for our future

    On 8 May 2015, the European Economic and Social Committee hosted a working meeting of the project 'Making Europe work through Civil Society', launched by Europe Enterprise Challenge (EEC). The EEC is an association working to achieve a successful Europe through and thanks to civil society. It aims to encourage European civil society's initiatives, in particular the ones from European entrepreneurs, at a time where the gap between the European project and its citizens is becoming wider. This project is intended to confer a new and popular legitimacy to Europe, to proceed with a renewal of ideas about Europe and to give EU citizens the tools to understand what Europe can do for them. Henri Malosse, President of the EESC and Honorary President of EEC, welcomed this first brainstorming meeting, focused on two targets: entrepreneurs and young people.

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  • 8 May 2015
    EESC welcomes progress on the Maternity Leave Directive

    The EESC supports the Members of the Parliament's commission on Women's Rights and Gender Equality, who, on 6 May, have again called on the Commission and the Council to remove the barriers blocking the reform of the directive on maternity leave...

     

     

  • 24 Apr 2015
    Statement on the EU-Ukraine Civil Society Platform - Official launch

    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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  • 20 Apr 2015
    It's our Europe! It's our voice! But how to put this into practice?

    European Passport to Active Citizenship.

    The new EPTAC in 23 official languages facilitates public participation across the European Union, the world’s biggest transnational democracy, with its 28 member states, 500 regions and more than 100 000 municipalities.

    Trying to change the education system? Having a problem with poisoned food products? Want to move the lorries from road to rail? Or having problems registering your company across the border? EU citizens have many rights and face hard choices – but they need to know what options they have to influence issues and in which arenas.

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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.

     

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