The opinion, requested by the Romanian Presidency, aims to look at possible ways through which people can acquire solid knowledge about the European Union, its foundations, procedures and actions, as well as its positive achievements and the concrete benefits it offers. This type of education would contribute towards building citizens' ownership over the European decision-making process and ensure that their vision, needs and priorities are adequately reflected in the European agenda at all levels.
EU-vaalit 26. toukokuuta 2019
The final results of yesterday’s European elections are trickling in one by one, giving us a chance to set the political backdrop for the next parliament.
EESC resolution urges civil society to turn out in force at European elections and vote for a united Europe
The EESC's plenary session on 15 May adopted a resolution calling on all EU citizens to turn out at the forthcoming European elections and vote in favour of a united Europe. The Committee also invited civil society organisations to join efforts to mobilise voters. Read the full text here.
“The upcoming European Elections, taking place 23-26 May 2019, are going to be decisive for all European citizens. To help you engage your national members in the campaign leading up to the elections, the EESC Workers’ Group has prepared an EU Election Special that provides you with several resources outlining the importance of the European Union in citizens’ everyday lives and its accomplishments for working people. I invite you to share these resources with your national networks.
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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.
In each of the 27 EU countries, there are laws or organisational arrangements which exclude some voters with disabilities from participating in EP elections. If the best practices from across all countries were implemented, an ideal system would emerge in which every EU citizen with disabilities not only would have the full possibility to vote but also would be able to choose for themselves the most convenient way in which to vote.
Pakolliset EU-politiikkaa käsittelevät opinnot kansalaisten tietämyksen lisäämiseksi ennen vaaliuurnille lähtemistä oli ehdotus, joka sai eniten ääniä Euroopan talous- ja sosiaalikomitean (ETSK) 21.–22. maaliskuuta järjestämässä vuoden 2019 ”Sinun Eurooppasi, sinun mielipiteesi” -nuorisotapahtumassa. Tämä aloite ja kolme muuta valittua ehdotusta, joissa painotetaan uuden teknologian ja sosiaalisen median hyödyntämistä Euroopan parlamentin vaalien äänestysvilkkauden lisäämiseksi, toimitetaan pohdittavaksi Euroopan parlamentille.
As part of its Civil Society for rEUnaissance conference on 21 February, the EESC organised seven parallel thematic workshops, focusing on seven issues which will be decisive for the future of Europe.
Find the conclusions from the seven workshops here.
Luca Jahier, President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), and Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament (EP), signed on 5 December a joint declaration in view of the European elections that will be held in May 2019.
Euroopan talous- ja sosiaalikomitean jäsenet tuomitsevat Venäjän hallituksen perusteettoman ja provosoimattoman hyökkäyksen Ukrainaan, ilmaisevat solidaarisuutensa Ukrainan kansaa kohtaan ja vaativat tänä hätkähdyttävänä aikana sekä EU:lta että jäsenvaltioilta päättäväisiä toimia yhtenäisyyden hengessä.
The opinion tables proposals on how to enhance the European project and bring it closer to its citizens.