President Dassis takes part in European Parliament's Silver Rose Awards ceremony

The President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), George Dassis, took part on 23 January in the 15th Silver Rose Awards ceremony, held at the European Parliament by SOLIDAR in cooperation with the Socialists and Democrats Group in the EP and the Party of European Socialists.

Mr Dassis, whose presidency has been characterised by a drive towards a more solidarity-based Europe, expressed both his personal support and the EESC's backing for SOLIDAR's work to build a fairer Europe: "Solidarity was a key value in the foundation of the European Union and must continue to be part and parcel of the European project."

SOLIDAR is a European network of over 60 civil society organisations from 27 different countries, working to advance social justice in Europe and worldwide. It has been holding the Silver Rose Awards since 2000, in order to highlight the work of civil society organisations and individuals in creating projects and initiatives to build a fairer and more solidarity-oriented world.