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Young Europeans think that belonging to the EU benefits them directly and are keen to learn other languages, explore other cultures, and have friends of other EU nationalities. These are just the first results of a study on "Youngsters and the EU - Perceptions, Knowledge and Expectations", which the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and its Diversity Europe Group presented at a major event in Brussels on 15 May 2019.

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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.

Participants in YEYS 2019
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Obavezan program o europskoj politici radi poboljšanja znanja građana prije nego što daju svoj glas prijedlog je koji je dobio najviše glasova na događanju za mlade „Tvoja Europa, tvoje mišljenje“ (YEYS) koje je Europski gospodarski i socijalni odbor (EGSO) organizirao 21. i 22. ožujka 2019. Ta inicijativa i još tri odabrana prijedloga, usmjerena na upotrebu novih tehnologija i društvenih medija radi povećanja sudjelovanja na europskim izborima, poslat će se Europskom parlamentu na razmatranje.

Plenary session March 2019 - day 22 - bilateral meeting - presidents Jahier and Bernasconi
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The future of Europe was high on the agenda of the EESC March plenary, which hosted a debate with Patrick Bernasconi, president of the French Economic, Social and Environmental Council. Luca Jahier, president of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), reaffirmed that civil society had a vital role to play in the European project.