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15/05/2019
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23/2019

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.

29/03/2019
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20/2019

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.

22/03/2019
Participants in YEYS 2019
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18/2019

2019 m. kovo 21–22 d. Europos ekonomikos ir socialinių reikalų komiteto (EESRK) surengtame renginyje jaunimui „Tavo Europa, tavo balsas“ (YEYS) didžiausio palaikymo sulaukė pasiūlymas dėl privalomos mokymo programos apie Europos politiką siekiant šviesti piliečius prieš rinkimus. Ši iniciatyva ir trys kiti atrinkti pasiūlymai, skirti naujų technologijų ir socialinių medijų naudojimui siekiant paskatinti piliečių dalyvavimą Europos Parlamento rinkimuose, bus nusiųsti svarstyti Europos Parlamentui.

21/03/2019
Plenary session March 2019 - day 22 - bilateral meeting - presidents Jahier and Bernasconi
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17/2019

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.

20/03/2019
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15/2019

With many legal and technical barriers still in place across the EU, not a single Member State has ensured that elections are accessible to all, an EESC report finds

On 20 March, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) issued an information report presenting the full state of play when it comes to the right of persons with disabilities to vote in the European Parliament elections.

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