Published In: 2013 8 pages Your Europe Your Say! 2013 For the fourth year running, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is offering an unique opportunity for secondary schools from across Europe to come to Brussels to debate, negotiate, stand up for their beliefs and try to find a consensus in a simulated plenary session.
Published In: 2013 6 pages 5 ideas for a younger europe The five ideas are a distillation of the dreams and aspirations encountered across Europe. Concrete proposals on democracy, employment, rights, education, and the European public sphere.
Press Release Item19 Mar 2013 Ref: 23/2013 Energy dialogue, youth unemployment and the EU's outermost regions at the EESCAt its upcoming plenary session on 20-21 March, the European Economic and Social Committee will host a debate with Günther Oettinger, EU Commissioner for Energy, on the occasion of the adoption of an opinion on public involvement in energy policy. Another highlight of the session will be a discussion with Ramón Luis Valcárcel Siso, President of the Committee of the Regions, who will present his views on the role that EU regions should play in European economic governance.
Speech Item5 Mar 2013Organisation: EESC, Speaker: Staffan Nilsson Opening address at the "Language rich Europe: Multilingualism for stable and prosperous societies"Language competences are vital in order to foster mobility of workers and students and ultimately to improve the employability of the European workforce. Thus it is necessary to work in all possible ways on improving the language competences of Europeans.
We need good language policies and practices which can lead to successful language learning. In recent years, the EESC has drawn up three opinions for the European institutions on Europe's multilingualism strategy. Also, multilingualism policy has always been part of the EESC's political priorities.