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  • 07/02/2013
    On 22 and 23 January, two days of workshops were held at the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels as part of the EUROsociAL II programme. The event brought together specialists in online cooperation from the Economic and Social Councils of the Council for Economic and Social Development (CDES) of Brazil, the Economic and Social Council (CES) of Spain and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).
  • 22/01/2013
    On the occasion of his official visit to Portugal this 11 January, Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, paid a special visit to the Association CAIS in presence of Carlos Pereira Martins, Group III and Portuguese EESC. The Association is active against poverty and social exclusion and is a winner of the 2012 EESC Civil Society Prize
  • 11/01/2013
    1 Jan 2013 31 Dec 2013 The European Year of Citizens 2013 will be dedicated to the rights that come with EU citizenship. Over this year, EU Institutions will encourage dialogue between all levels of government, civil society and business. In this context the EESC will take part in numerous activities and design its own, focusing on active and participatory citizenship. The European Year of Citizens will be launched early 2013 with a special 'Open Space' event at the EESC - watch this space to learn more!
  • 11/01/2013
    ”If you do not sow in the spring you will not reap in the autumn.” I can’t help mentioning this Irish proverb when I think of the upcoming Irish Presidency marking next spring. What does Europe need at the time of the Irish Presidency, and what could Ireland bring to the table and cultivate for the EU? In times of significant economic challenges, Ireland will need to display effective management of the EU agenda. Holding the Presidency offers Ireland a valuable opportunity to seek ways of advancing legislation and policy that will positively improve the lives of all EU citizens." Staffan Nilsson, président du CESE
  • 11/01/2013
    13 Feb 2013 14 Feb 2013 487th plenary session with the participation José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, on Wednesday 13, Lucinda Creighton, Irish Minister of State for European Affairs, on behalf of the Presidency-in-Office of the Council of the EU, and Vitor Constâncio, Vice-President of the European Central Bank, on Thursday 14.
  • 11/01/2013
    17 Oct 2012 20 Mar 2013 You are an amateur filmmaker. You are between the ages of 18-30 years old. You want your voice heard. Then get filming and win one of our fantastic prizes!
  • 12/12/2012
    18 Dec 2012 The European Economic and Social Committee and the European Commission are jointly organising a public hearing on "The achievements and future prospects of the Millennium Development Goals: Input from civil society". The hearing will be held at the EESC, room JDE51 on 18 December from 9.30 a.m. until 1.00 p.m.
  • 12/12/2012
    The European Economic and Social Committee is following up on its engagement to "bring Rio home". On 18 December the EESC will be organising together with the European Commission a public hearing in order to enhance the impact of theCommission's ongoing consultation on the EU follow-up to Rio+20 by giving civil society representatives the opportunity to discuss statements related to the questions raised in the consultation.