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33 / 2021

The involvement of organised civil society and the EESC is crucial in ensuring the broad participation of citizens in the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE), highlighted Christa Schweng, president of the European Economic and Social Committee, at the inaugural Conference Plenary in Strasbourg on 19 June. Ms Schweng took part in the plenary along with a delegation of 18 EESC members.

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In a debate on European values with European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders, held at its plenary session on 10 June, the EESC asked for civil society organisations and citizens to be more heavily and more actively involved in standing up for democracy and the rule of law in the EU, which have taken a turn for the worse across Member States

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La 10a edizione della Giornata dell'ICE, dedicata all'iniziativa dei cittadini europei, si è svolta in via eccezionale online e nell'arco di due giorni. La Presidente del CESE Christa Schweng, la vicepresidente della Commissione europea Věra Jourová e il vicepresidente del Parlamento europeo Pedro Silva Pereira hanno partecipato alla sessione di apertura, valutando la situazione di questo strumento unico di democrazia partecipativa.

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The involvement of organised civil society is far from satisfactory in a majority of EU countries, warned the European Economic and Social Committee at the annual conference of its European Semester Group, which took place remotely on 31 May. This event was organised right before the publication of the European Semester Spring Package by the Commission, on the 2 June 2021.