The European Economic and Social Committee has made working with young people one of its priorities.
Your Europe, Your Say! is one of the initiatives that the EESC has been organising for young people since 2010.
Three students from each of the 28 Member States of the European Union (EU) and the five candidates countries for EU accession (Albania, Turkey, Montenegro, Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia), together with a teacher, are invited to Brussels to discuss migrants in Europe – the topic of Your Europe, Your Say! 2016.
They will have a chance to speak to policy-makers about better asylum rules and to make practical suggestions regarding integration that could be taken up in their own community.
The schools are selected at random from amongst thousands of applications.
"Women are the driving force in conflict resolution and social media is revolutionising our role", said Vice-President Jane Morrice at the Global Media Forum in Bonn
EESC Vice-President, Jane Morrice, was one of the panellists at the Global Media Forum, an international Congress organised by 'Deutsche Welle' in Bonn. Together with four other panellists she debated the topic 'Empower women with a # - new ways to sustainable conflict resolution'
"Civil Society Day is a great opportunity to talk - horizontally with civil society and vertically with the institutions. While using these abstract terms, it is important to see the people behind and not mere 'stakeholders', that is to say, to use the appropriate language in order to be heard and understood", said Vice President Jane Morrice in her opening speech.
More than 200 representatives of civil society organisations from the EU and its neighbouring countries gathered at the 4th Civil Society Day, focusing on how EU legislation can have a more positive impact on people's lives.
(JDE building – Atrium 5, rue Belliard 99, Brussels, 17-18 June 2015)
Following the great success of the first edition of the multilingual glossary "Let's speak sustainable construction", the EESC together with its partners CEMBUREAU and European Architects' Council is now launching the 2nd edition of this innovative guide to the terminology of sustainable construction in the EU. Visit the stands organised in the EESC/CoR building within the Sustainable Energy Week 2015 and grab a booklet version of the glossary in English, French, German and Spanish language!
On 12 June 2015 EESC Vice-President Jane Morrice intervened at the Czech National Convention on the EU, a permanent platform aimed at initiating constructive debate about the directions and priorities of the Czech Republic within the European Union. During the meeting, which was held in the premises of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, Ms Morrice spoke about the EESC and its relations with the other EU institutions, focusing as well on the EESC going local experience. EESC members from the Czech delegation were present , together with Czech Members of the EP, members of the national Parliament and other Czech public authorities.
I join Federica Mogherini in expressing the concerns of the members of the EESC about the new law passed in Russia which restricts freedom of association and movement.
This law comes in addition to a multitude of pressures that in recent years have affected to a great extend organisations that are working in the fields of the environment and human rights. In general, we are very concerned about the worldwide increase of measures that restrict freedom of association. In some countries this freedom is completely suppressed. We must remember that democracy is not a matter of geographical latitude or standards of living. Democracy is a fundamental human right that is unconditional.
The ESDW is a European-wide initiative aiming at stimulating and increasing the visibility of activities, projects and events that promote sustainable development.
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. ...
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.
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.
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.
Programme - Europe Day: today's entrepreneurs & yesterday's leader