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10/04/2018

The ECI DAY 2018 comes in the middle of the ongoing consultations on the new ECI proposals made by the European Commission in September 2017 after it was announced by FVP Frans Timmermans in the opening session of the ECI DAY 2017. The EESC will have produced its opinion by then and the opinions and advanced reports from the other institutions will also be available. The conference will tap into the need for a greater involvement of the Members States with their newly assigned ECI-related tasks, with the Troika ministers (Estonia, Bulgaria and Austria) invited to the opening session.

06/09/2017

Civil society organisations (CSOs) play an important role in fostering participatory democracy and active citizenship in Europe and beyond; EU funding is paramount to support this work. The goal of this EESC hearing is to present working solutions and come up with recommendations for revised financial regulations and the future Multiannual Financial Framework after 2020 that would enable better civil dialogue and easier and transparent access to resources.

07/09/2017

The event will focus on the role of civil society in preventing radicalisation of young people. The debates will serve to clarify how EU policy-makers can help civil society practitioners to successfully prevent radicalisation. The first panel will cover different elements of anti-radicalisation policy, focusing on what is needed to increase success rates. The second panel will focus on the role of education in preventing radicalisation. Participants will share their view on what can be done to render more effective existing civil society initiatives aiming to prevent radicalisation.

27/06/2017
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32/2017

On 26-27 June, the EESC, joining forces with other civil society organisations and European institutions, hosted the annual Civil Society Days. This major gathering of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) from across Europe provided strong civil society input to the reflection on the future of Europe launched by the Commission with its "White Paper on the future of Europe". A forceful call was made for a new political impetus to relaunch the EU on the basis of our fundamental values and also to express a clear commitment by civil society organisations to forge ahead.

16/06/2017
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31/2017

The successful experience of Estonia with E-government as well as questions concerning cybersecurity were discussed during the EESC conference on the “Future development of E-government in the EU” held in Tallinn. The EESC hosted a debate on the priorities of the incoming Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU which have as an overarching goal to improve the ...

07/06/2017

The EESC is working on an information report the aim of which is to investigate how European Parliament election procedures are determined in each Member State, taking into account the needs of persons with disabilities and how this affects their right to vote.

In this context, a public hearing is organized to present the first conclusions of the report and to look into successful projects and practices.

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