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Young Europeans think that belonging to the EU benefits them directly and are keen to learn other languages, explore other cultures, and have friends of other EU nationalities. These are just the first results of a study on "Youngsters and the EU - Perceptions, Knowledge and Expectations", which the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and its Diversity Europe Group presented at a major event in Brussels on 15 May 2019.

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The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is starting to take stock of progress made so far in implementing the European Pillar of Social Rights ("the Social Pillar"), a tool for social policy proclaimed by the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission at the Gothenburg Summit in November 2017.

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Ένα υποχρεωτικό μάθημα για την ευρωπαϊκή πολιτική προκειμένου να αυξηθούν η γνώσεις των πολιτών πριν προσέλθουν στις κάλπες αποτέλεσε την πιο δημοφιλή πρόταση στη φετινή έκδοση της εκδήλωσης «Η δική σου Ευρώπη, η δική σου φωνή!» (YEYS), η εκδήλωση για τους νέους που διοργάνωσε η Ευρωπαϊκή Οικονομική και Κοινωνική Επιτροπή (ΕΟΚΕ) στις 21-22 Μαρτίου 2019.

Plenary session March 2019 - day 22 - bilateral meeting - presidents Jahier and Bernasconi
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The future of Europe was high on the agenda of the EESC March plenary, which hosted a debate with Patrick Bernasconi, president of the French Economic, Social and Environmental Council. Luca Jahier, president of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), reaffirmed that civil society had a vital role to play in the European project.