On 23 July, Mr. Van Iersel, President of the ECO section, and Mr. Fornea, Member of the EESC, took part to a lively radio debate at the European Parliament. They discussed about the challenges ahead for the EU Cohesion policy reform and about ways to increase citizens' quality of life though regional action.
The European Commission has underlined the importance of the civil society's involvement in Europe 2020 strategy:
In 2013, the EESC was particularly involved in the discussions on the implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy as well as the European semester, namely through its Europe 2020 Steering Group. Many discussions were dedicated to the financial crisis and the response to it, and also unemployment, with a special focus on youth unemployment. ...
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The photo exhibition created by Claudine Celva in the ONU city (located between Haine-St.Pierre and La Hestre, Belgium), shows the transformation of a series of social dormitories and accommodations built in haste to offer a home for the immigrants who came to work in the Belgian mines.
The consequence of their arrival is the construction of a true city. In a few decades this place has become a place to live and not only to survive.
The heroes of this adventure are the immigrants, their sons and theirs grand-children. They will join us during the opening to share this successful experience of integration.
The exhibition opening will take place on 26 February 2014 at 18:30 (registration required at: firstname.lastname@example.org).
With the demonstrations in Kiev intensifying and the world's attention focused on the situation in Ukraine, the EESC welcomed once again the face of the Maidan protests, Ruslana Lyzhychko.
Invited by the EESC President, Henri Malosse, Ruslana presented her short documentary on the reality of life at Kiev's Maidan Independence square.
She then discussed the state of civil society in Ukraine and its expectations vis-à-vis the European Union with media representatives.
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