The EESC at the Jubel Festival

The first European Democracy Festival

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On Saturday 22 September 2018, the European Economic and Social Committee will be present at the first "Jubel Festival" in the Léopold Park of Brussels. Three EESC members will run the EESC tent, engaging with the public and participating in a debate on "An active citizenship for a better European society". On the main stage, an EESC keynote speaker will discuss the "State of the Union: some reflections on the future of the EU".

This will be the first Belgian example of a Democracy Festival, along the lines of those held every year in the Scandinavian and Baltic countries. It will be an excellent opportunity for European citizens to discuss the future of democracy and the future of Europe together with representatives of civil society, Europeanist grassroots organisations and the institutions of the European Union.