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On 10 May, candidates from the main parties running for the European Parliament (EP) elections took part in a round table debate organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in Madrid. They were in favour of initiating a reform of the EU institutions with the aim, amongst other things, of enabling organised civil society to play a greater role in the building of Europe.

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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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Un program obligatoriu despre politici europene, menit să-i ajute pe cetățeni să voteze în cunoștință de cauză, a fost cea mai votată propunere la ediția 2019 a manifestării „Europa ta, părerea ta!” (Your Europe, Your Say — YEYS), organizată pentru tineri de Comitetul Economic și Social European (CESE) la 21 și 22 martie 2019. Această inițiativă și alte trei propuneri selecționate, axate pe utilizarea noilor tehnologii și a platformelor de comunicare socială pentru a spori participarea la alegerile europene, vor fi trimise Parlamentului European spre examinare.

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.