Democrația participativă

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    Introduced on 1 April 2012 by the Treaty of Lisbon, the European Citizens' Initiative is the most important instrument of participative democracy in the European Union. By collecting at least 1 million signatures from at least 7 EU Member States, citizens have the right to call directly on the European Commission to propose a legal act or modify the existing one. This Guide is to provide you with an idea of how to get involved.

  • Speech by President Luca JAHIER at the 'Euopean Civil Society Day 2014' at the EESC on Tuesday 18 March 2014

    Speech by Juca JAHIER
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    37 pages
    Social Media have clearly altered the nature of civil society and also have an impact on democratic and political engagement, particularly among civil society organisations.
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    Staffan Nilsson
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    EESC
    The organisation of the annual ECI Day - which I hope will remain a landmark in years to come with more and more partners on board - is also clear proof of our commitment to initiate dialogue on this tool. Last year's event was only a small seminar to celebrate the launch of the ECI process, but it attracted many people. We have also supported the ECI process by hosting technical working groups on the online signature collection software, bringing together IT experts and ECI organisers to see what can be improved on (participants will hear about the ongoing work during the afternoon's panel).
    Staffan Nilsson's speeches at the European Citizens' Initiative Day 2013
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    48 pages
    This book argues that civil society, by which we mean associations, interest groups and the employers’and union organisations, is an essential pillar of democracy. During meetings with representatives of organised civil society, the writer has gathered a series of examples of how they have made their voices heard in the EU.
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    This report examines the extent to which European citizens engage in participatory democracy, and the extent to which they believe that political decision-making can be influenced through their own actions and through those of civil society organisations.
  • Speaker
    Staffan Nilsson
    Organisation
    EESC
    The EESC believes that there is much more to European citizenship, and that a political system such as the EU must cultivate and strengthen the political, social and cultural dimensions of the Union. If we want people to feel truly connected to Europe, we need to develop their ability to exercise political power ("power" in the sense of participation in governance). We can develop that ability by providing knowledge about the political system and using mechanisms that allow for participation from the bottom up.
    Staffan Nilsson`s opening speech at the YourEurope2013 open space event
  • Luca Jahier
    Inaugural speech by President Luca JAHIER
    Presentation by Gordon Sillence (A)
    Presentation by Gordon Sillence (B)
    Presentation by Zaharias Ioannides
    Presentation by Panayotis Gkofas
    Welcome speech by Mr Moiseos
    Speech by Ms Pantelakis
    Speech by Mr Frydman
    Speech by Mr Michaelides
    Speech by Mr Perikleous
    Speech by Mr Georgiadis
  • Speaker
    Staffan Nilsson
    Organisation
    EESC
    We were all happy when the European Commission designated 2013 as the European Year of Citizens. Citizens play a central role in Europe’s future and integration. What could be more appropriate and timely to dedicate a European Year to them?
    Staffan Nilsson's opening remarks at the Liaison Group meeting
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    Staffan Nilsson
    Organisation
    EESC
    This conference is very timely; demographic trends pose major challenges to the labour market. It suffers from structural problems. Young people, in particular, find it difficult to gain a footing in the labour market, despite skills they have. It is not only the case in Europe. It is also a major problem in Tunisia, where the demographic trend is the opposite: it is a very young population with high skills and no jobs.
    President`s conclusions at the ETF Coroprate Conference 2012- Multilevel Governance in Education and Training