We, representatives of European civil society, hereby express our solidarity with the Hungarian NGOs who were most recently targeted by the bill on the “transparency of organisations receiving foreign funds”. At the same time we wish to express our deepest support for the people who have taken the streets of Budapest to protest against this renewed attack on basic freedoms in Hungary.
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The president of the European Parliament (EP) Antonio Tajani joined the EESC plenary session on Thursday 1 June to discuss the EP's priorities and the strengthening of cooperation between the two institutions. The EP's six priorities for this year are very much in line with the concerns of Europe's civil society, according to the EESC.
EESC conference highlights the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) great potential for business, environment and citizens
The EU needs to do more. It has to grab the unique chance of implementing the SDGs and transform the challenges into opportunities for businesses and industry, agriculture and food production, helping to fight climate change and becoming a more equal society.
This is the bottom line of a two-day conference on The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: A new frontier of rights and progress for the EU held in Brussels ...
A good day for Europe
On the 9th May we celebrate Europe. Indeed, 67 years ago the nations of Europe were still struggling to overcome the devastation wrought by World War II. The Schuman Declaration proposed the creation of a European Coal and Steel Community, and it was thought – correctly – that merging of economic interests would help raise standards of living and be the first step towards a more united Europe.
Cooperatives & other social economy enterprises met for the sixth time in 2017 for the European Forum on Social Entrepreneurship in Plovdiv (Bulgaria).
It was organized by CECOP together with the European Commission and the EESC.
Group III President Luca JAHIER met with the President of Bulgaria Rumen RADEV, and opened the conference emphasizing that the social economy has a key role to play in shaping the Europe of tomorrow.
Mrs Isabell Hoffmann, Project Manager 'Eupinions' at Bertelsmann Stiftung, held a presentation on "Globalization anxiety or conflict of values? Who selects populist parties in Europe and why?"
On Wednesday 22 February 2017, we welcomed a guest speaker at our group meeting. Mr Mario Telo is political scientist, mainly focusing on European studies, political theory and international relations and author of the book: "L'Europe en crise et le monde"
'Women's Day' celebrates equality between the men and women.
But 41 years after its establishment, is it still necessary?
The answer is yes.
On 27 October 2016, the Various Interests' Group of the EESC met in Bratislava to discuss 'The Role of Civil Society in the European Energy Union: ensuring secure, sustainable, competitive and affordable energy'. Bringing together some 120 civil society representatives from Slovakia and the EESC, the participants were honoured by the presence of the EC Vice President for the Energy Union, Maroš Šefčovič and Vojtech Ferencz, State Secretary of the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic. Opening the conference, Luca Jahier, President of the ...
The EESC President, Georges Dassis, met today with the First Vice-President of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans, to deliver the EESC contribution to the Commission's 2017 Work Programme. President Dassis used this occasion to emphasise that the European Union had to regain momentum in 2017. He said that "the European Commission must strive to restore a spirit of solidarity and responsibility ...