Young Europeans think that belonging to the EU benefits them directly and are keen to learn other languages, explore other cultures, and have friends of other EU nationalities. These are just the first results of a study on "Youngsters and the EU - Perceptions, Knowledge and Expectations", which the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and its Diversity Europe Group presented at a major event in Brussels on 15 May 2019.
The 7th edition of the Western Balkans Civil Society Forum, which took place in Tirana on 16 and 17 April, concluded with a call for the next Commission to maintain the Western Balkans enlargement policy as one of its priorities in the interest of both the region and of the EU.
The Commission has the moral obligation to react to ECIs, said First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
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.
The European Union must get closer to its citizens and become the global leader in sustainable development, argues the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in a bold opinion on the future of the EU, which was adopted at its plenary session in March.
Udeleženci letošnjega mladinskega dogodka Vaša Evropa, vaš glas (YEYS), ki ga je Evropski ekonomsko-socialni odbor (EESO) organiziral 21. in 22. marca 2019, so največ glasov namenili predlogu za obvezno izobraževanje o evropski politiki, da bi bili državljani pred glasovanjem s tem bolje seznanjeni. Ta pobuda bo skupaj s tremi drugimi izbranimi predlogi, ki se osredotočajo na uporabo novih tehnologij in družbenih medijev za večjo udeležbo na evropskih volitvah, poslana v razmislek Evropskemu parlamentu.
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.
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) welcomed the promoters of the STOP EXTREMISM European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) at its 21 March plenary held in Brussels, providing them with a platform at EU level to present the goal of their initiative and their concerns about extremism.
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.
Evropski ekonomsko-socialni odbor (EESO) je na marčevskem plenarnem zasedanju sprejel mnenje, v katerem predlaga globalno strategijo za utrjevanje miru pod vodstvom EU. Strategija med drugim predvideva oblikovanje t. i. Poti belega goloba – poti miru od Severne Irske do Nikozije po stopinjah Kolumbana, irskega romarja iz 6. stoletja. Njen namen bi bil spodbujati dialog in spravo ter preprečevati konflikte.