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21/06/2011
Ariane Couvreur and Laura Bosch (ECPAT International)
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Presentation by Ariane Couvreur and Laura Bosch (ECPAT International) on the occasion of the EESC hearing on ’Protection of children against sexual abuse’

22/01/2013
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Staffan Nilsson
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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

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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.

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

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