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Participants in YEYS 2019
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Povinné učebné osnovy o európskej politike, aby sa zvýšila informovanosť občanov pred tým, ako odovzdajú svoj hlas vo voľbách, to bol návrh, ktorý získal najviac hlasov v ročníku 2019 podujatia pre mladých Vaša Európa, váš názor (YEYS), ktoré usporiadal Európsky hospodársky a sociálny výbor (EHSV) 21. – 22. marca 2019. Táto iniciatíva a tri ďalšie návrhy zamerané na využitie nových technológií a sociálnych médií na zvýšenie účasti na európskych voľbách budú predložené na zváženie Európskemu parlamentu.

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.

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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.

Peace signpost
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The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has adopted in its March plenary session on 20 March, an opinion proposing an EU-led global peace-building strategy which includes the creation of the WhiteDoveWay, a path of peace from Northern Ireland to Nicosia, to promote dialogue, reconciliation and conflict prevention following in the initial footsteps of the sixth century Irish pilgrim Columbanus.

Jane Morrice at a EESC plenary session
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The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) adopted in its February plenary session an opinion supporting the continuation of the European Peace and Reconciliation Programme (PEACE) in Northern Ireland after the UK's withdrawal from the EU. This continued support is considered as "crucial" given the sensitivity of the debate on the UK/Ireland border in the context of the Brexit negotiations.  

8th Meeting of the EU-Serbia Civil Society Joint Consultative Committee
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Civil society representatives from both Serbia and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) asked the EU institutions to monitor more effectively the reforms in the area of the rule of law in Serbia and other EU candidate countries in a joint declaration issued as an outcome of the 8th meeting of the EU-Serbia Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) that took place in Brussels on 27 February.