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06/03/2013
Speaker
Staffan Nilsson
Organisation: 
EESC

This is the fourth edition of the Civil Society Day, so this initiative is rather young however with a solid ground. And let me tell you why. The Civil Society Day is the living proof of a partnership which is dear to me and to many of us in the EESC, a partnership between the EESC and European civil society expert networks in the form of what we call the Liaison Group. It is in the Liaison Group meetings last year that the civil society alliance for the European Year of Citizens was conceived and took form. This alliance is our partner for this conference and its members, European networks and national networks are here with us today.

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Flash Eurobarometer 373 - Europeans' Engagement In Participatory Democracy - Summary

Staffan Nilsson opening address at the Civil Society Day 2013

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Le Comité économique et social européen vous invite, à l'occasion de l'Année européenne des citoyens, à une grande exposition conçue par Deyrolle pour l’Avenir, qui explore les significations et implications de la citoyenneté.

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2013
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L’année européenne des citoyens 2013 est une chance unique pour le Comité économique
et social européen (CESE) de souligner le rôle direct des 500 millions de citoyens européens
dans la création de l’unité et de la prospérité, la promotion de l’intégration et le
renforcement de la solidarité sociale.

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2013
23/01/2013
Speaker
Staffan Nilsson
Organisation: 
EESC

The EESC believes that there is much more to European citizenship, and that a political system such as the EU must cultivate and strengthen the political, social and cultural dimensions of the Union. If we want people to feel truly connected to Europe, we need to develop their ability to exercise political power ("power" in the sense of participation in governance). We can develop that ability by providing knowledge about the political system and using mechanisms that allow for participation from the bottom up.

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Staffan Nilsson`s opening speech at the YourEurope2013 open space event

22/01/2013
Speaker
Staffan Nilsson
Organisation: 
EESC

It has never been so important as it is now to put citizens and European citizenship at the heart of the EU agenda. And indeed, as the title of this conference says, we must make the most of the European Year of Citizens.
Citizenship has been central to the development of the EU project; it is the very essence of our democracy; it is linked to the idea that the European Union works when we enjoy certain rights and when we accept certain obligations to one another and to future generations.

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Staffan Nilsson`s speech at the opening conference of the European Year of Citizens 2013

10/09/2012
Speaker
Staffan Nilsson
Organisation: 
EESC

We were all happy when the European Commission designated 2013 as the European Year of Citizens. Citizens play a central role in Europe’s future and integration. What could be more appropriate and timely to dedicate a European Year to them?

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Staffan Nilsson's opening remarks at the Liaison Group meeting

03/05/2012
Andris Gobiņš, Rapporteur of the EESC opinion
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Presentation on the occasion of the EESC hearing on Europe for Citizens 2014-2020

03/05/2012
by Prof. em. Dr. Valters Nollendorfs (Chairman of the Board Occupation Museum Association of Latvia Occupation Museum Association of Latvia)
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Presentation on the occasion of the EESC hearing on the Europe for Citizens Programme for 2014-2020 (Brussels, 3 May 2012)

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"Dès le mois d’avril 2012, avec l’entrée en vigueur de l’initiative citoyenne européenne, les citoyens européens jouiront d’un nouveau droit qui leur donnera plus de poids. Ils pourront exprimer leurs revendications d’une manière nouvelle et sans précédent. En recueillant le soutien d’un million de signatures à travers l’Europe, ils pourront demander à la Commission européenne de proposer de nouveaux actes législatifs ou de modifier la législation européenne existante. Dès le début du projet, le CESE a été un ardent défenseur du droit de participation citoyenne.

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