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Author: European Economic and Social Committee

Reviewing the 2014-2020 ESIF Regulations in favour of persons with disabilities and their representative organisations

The EESC Permanent Study Group on Disability Rights is organising a public hearing on “Reviewing the 2014-2020 ESIF Regulations in favour of persons with disabilities and their representative organisations”. The aim of the event is to look into the use of European Investment and Structural Funds to promote inclusion of persons with...

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“I work therefore I am (European)”

In his opening speech at the “I work therefore I am” conference, EESC president Georges Dassis had this message: “The EESC has already highlighted the need to adapt to new developments. Our role is not to oppose these transitions, but to guide them as well as possible in order to take advantage of all the benefits they can represent for growth, for the promotion of innovation, for good quality jobs, for sustainable financing and solidarity – including social protection –, and for social...

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EU public consultations in the digital age: Enhancing the role of the EESC and civil society organisations

The study aims to provide an analysis of the current consultation practices at the European Commission as well as to examine the potential of an intermediary body, such as the EESC, and organised civil society, in improving this tool for participatory democracy in the EU. The objectives are to identify the main challenges of EU online public consultations, analyse the current role of the EESC and CSOs in these processes and propose recommendations to the EESC on how it could play a more substantial part in overcoming the primary weaknesses of EU online public...

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