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27/10/2020
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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".

23/09/2020
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Young people have the right to have a say on matters that concern them. The climate emergency the world is facing today has mobilised millions of young people around the world, many of whom are profoundly affected by the threat it poses for their future. At the same time, it is the young people who have repeatedly demonstrated their energy, creativity and motivation to challenge current unsustainable models and push the decision-makers to adopt ambitious policies. Despite that, a wide gap remains between listening to young people, and actually acting upon their calls and demands.

26/06/2020
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World Population Day will take place on Saturday 11 July, and this year's theme will be the unmet goals of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development – where governments recognised that reproductive health and gender equality were essential for achieving sustainable development.

15/06/2020
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As Europe slowly emerges from the coronavirus crisis, the climate emergency is starting to regain the place it deserves, coming back to the top of the EU agenda.

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), which brings together civil society organisations from all Member States, developed this Opinion in response to a request by the Republic of Croatia's Presidency of the Council of the EU. The protection of the environment and the fight against climate change are the presidency's key issues.

30/01/2020
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Die Probleme, mit denen die EU gegenwärtig konfrontiert ist, stellen die vorherrschenden Wirtschaftsmodelle in Frage. Schlagwörter, die bis vor Kurzem häufig zur Kennzeichnung des europäischen Projekts verwendet wurden, wie Wachstum, Beschäftigung und Wohlstand, genügen heute nicht mehr, um die Herzen der jungen Menschen in Europa zu erreichen. Die EU hat die dringende Aufgabe, eine Reihe vielfältiger Herausforderungen zu bewältigen, die in einem Jahrzehnt der Wirtschafts- und Migrationskrisen, der sozialen Unzufriedenheit und der Umweltzerstörung entstanden sind. Sie muss sich deshalb im Interesse ihrer Bürgerinnen und Bürger möglichst rasch neu erfinden.

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