Cillian Lohan is the new Vice-President in charge of communication at the EESC. Baiba Miltoviča takes over the Presidency of the Section for Transport, Energy, Infrastructure and the Information Society, while Alain Coheur will hold the Presidency of the Section for the Single Market, Production and Consumption and Panagiotis Gkofas will represent the Diversity Europe Group as one of the Committee's Quaestors. During the inaugural plenary session of the EESC's new term of office (2020-2025) on 28 and 29 October, the plenary appointed Members of the Diversity Europe Group to different leadership positions.
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Poverty and the role of civil society organisations in combatting it will be the focus of his Presidency
With the start of the 2020-2025 term of office of the EESC, Séamus Boland takes over the Presidency of the its Diversity Europe Group. Members confirmed his new role for the next two and a half years during the first group meeting of the new term held today, 27 October. Mr Boland's Presidency will focus on the topic of "Poverty and the role of civil society organisations in combatting it".
EWSA-Gruppe Vielfalt Europa warnt eindringlich vor möglichen Folgen für die Zukunft der EU
On 22 June the ‘Diversity Europe Group’ of the EESC organised a conference entitled ‘Civil Society Organisations Helping Refugees and Migrants in Europe’. The event took place in a hybrid format with some Members and speakers participating in person, whilst others connected remotely.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak will continue changing our lives. It's up to us to see this as an opportunity to make positive and sustainable changes. The pandemic could give rise to a real European civil society, a joint understanding of obligations, duties and rights, and a common understanding of European citizenship. This can start by eradicating all the old but common prejudices about each other in the various Member States.