Europe, its institutions and civil society appear to be a laughably inadequate defence against this sea of troubles. We need to get a grip. The next, crucial stage is just around the corner: the European elections. We have to put forward a European project that galvanises people, one that even lets them dream.
The EESC has been and will continue to advocate the implementation of the Sustainable Development Agenda at a European level and beyond, transitioning to a society that is sustainable in economic, social and environmental terms. It is essential that organised civil society is fully involved and mobilised in relation to a future EU Sustainable Development Strategy.
Anniversaries are a time for celebration. For togetherness and joy. A moment to pause, to look back and take stock of achievements which will drive our future. We are here to dare the future of Europe.
The responses to the multiple crises that the European Union has been confronted with have increasingly led European citizens to become disenchanted not only with the European Union itself but also with democratic institutions in general – both at the European and national level. There is a serious risk of EU citizens no longer seeing the added value of the EU for their living and working conditions as well as for their future perspectives and those of their children and for losing a common sense of belonging.
In an inspiring speech, delivered on 18 April at the EESC plenary, which marked the end of the presidency of Georges Dassis and welcomed the new presidency of Mr Jahier, the new president set out the four priorities of his programme: sustainable development, promotion of peace, strengthening the role of culture and giving a voice to Europe’s young people.
- Editorial by EESC President Luca Jahier
- New interim co-chair from CSO members
- Civil Society Days on 22-23 April
- ECI Day on 25 February
- ECAS New European Citizens' Initiative Forum
- LLLP and ECAS campaign on Learning Democracy
- and much more
- Editorial by Luca Jahier
- Liaison Group welcomes nine new member organisations
- ECAS Online Disinformation Conference
- Events by EEB, RED, CEV, Volonteurope, LLLPlatform and many more
In this issue:
- Overview of the Extraordinary Group III meeting in Finland
- Empowering Women through International Trade
- Reflections on the EESC media seminar in Malaga
- Upcoming events in November: New Role Models for Societies in Europe & Day of the Liberal Professions