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    European civil society sets agenda for next EU leaders

    07/03/2024 - This week, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) hosted the first-ever Civil Society Week, where over 800 representatives from civil society organisations and youth groups gathered to discuss the incoming elections and the future of the EU. The takeaways will be incorporated into an EESC resolution in July that will outline what civil society expects from the incoming leadership of the European Parliament and Commission.

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    Ireland's Third Age Foundation wins EESC Civil Society Prize for mental health

    07/03/2024 - On 7 March, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) rewarded five non-profit organisations for their outstanding contribution to fighting mental health disorders, which have risen dramatically in the EU.

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    Ahead of EU elections, citizens take centre stage in first ever Civil Society Week

    On 4 March, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) kicks off its first ever Civil Society Week, titled 'Rise Up For Democracy!'. This week-long event brings to Brussels more than 200 citizens' organisations and stakeholders from across Europe, including youth organisations, NGOs and journalists. They will be discussing the state of democracy, the challenges it faces, and the vital role civil society plays ahead of the EU elections, drawing up demands for the next EU leaders.

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  • LUX Audience Award - European Parliament

LUX Audience Award - European Parliament« 20,000 Species of Bees »
Wednesday, 7 March 2024, Info Hub of the European Parliament, 18:00.
20.000 species of bees is one of the five films nominated for the LUX Audience Award 2024 in which citizens and Members of the European Parliament decide the winner. The films nominated for the LUX Audience Award address the fundamental values that the EU is built on. They raise awareness about some of today’s main social and political issues such as mental health, poverty, freedom of expression, gender equality, LGBTIQ rights - to name but a few. More: