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- A coalition of civil society organisations' open letter to the EU leaders
- Launch of the EESC's 2019 Civil Society Prize
- Materials of the Civil Society Days 2019
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- Registration open for Civil Society Days 2019 on Sustainable Democracy
- Activities of all kinds in the run-up to the elections to the European Parliament
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- Liaison Group Co-Chair Conny Reuter on making Europe more sustainable
- Debate on European Citizens' Initiative "Stop Extremism" at EESC plenary
- Civil Society Days and European Migration Forum
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- 2019 European Citizens' Initiative Day, whose theme will be Digital Voices, to reflect the ongoing changes in the global trends in voting and citizens' active participation
- ECAS' "Harnessing the Potential of Technology in Elections" to focus on the use of Information and Communications Technology to engage citizens in elections, with a particular focus on the 2019 EP elections
- Liaison Group Co-Chair Conny Reuter on the gilets jaunes and democracy
- EP election campaigns by our civil society members
- WTO Deputy Director General Karl Brauner at the EESC Plenary
- EESC President Luca Jahier on the role of civil society organisations in the Green Transition
- Awarding of the Civil Society Prize to "Bread Connects" at the 539th Plenary Session
- AGE Platform's #AGEing Equal campaign // Volonteurope and EFC's European Citizenship Award // EWL and EMI's Women of Europe Awards
- Editorial by Conny Reuter on the future MFF
- VP/HR Federica Mogherini at the EESC
- Registrations of new European Citizens' Initiatives
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Less than nine months before the European elections, national and regional political events are being increasingly scrutinised to get the pulse of the European demos.
“Open societies need open borders” was for a long time our driving conviction as civil society and human rights activists. The death toll from last weekend alone stands at about 175, all of whom died in the Mediterranean Sea attempting to reach Europe while placing their lives in the hands of human traffickers. We have known this for a decade and yet the debate continues as to whether humanitarian corridors can be set up or whether we should accommodate regular migration within a legal framework...
You know how much I feel honoured to become, as the new President of the EESC, also the new co-chair of the Liaison Group, this unique body that works relentlessly to strengthen the structured cooperation between European civil society organisations and EU institutions within the EESC.
Over the years, I have always been a big defender of the role of civil society as I believe they are at the heart of any democratic system, they are the agents of change in our societies.