A delegation from the Lifelong Learning Platform had the pleasure to meet with the new Chair of the CULT Committee, MEP Sabine Verheyen (Germany, EPP). The meeting was a very fruitful discussion, focusing on the future of lifelong learning and the work of the Euroepan Parliament for the coming months.
Two years after the Gothenburg declaration, where does Europe stand on social rights? How is the implementation of said rights serving inclusion and a more social Europe? LLLP member Solidar presented its 2019 Social Rights Monitor before an audience of MEPs, civil society and social partner representatives and in the framework of the conference “Integrating the European Pillar of Social Rights and the SDGs in the European Semester – Civil Society Organisations’ input”. The state of social rights […]
At a moment when basic civil rights are challenged across the European Union, European Institutions need to lead by examples in ensuring that organised civil society can flourish and be empowered. Concrete measures must be introduced to support and develop civic space in the Europe.
Civil Society Europe calls on all EU institutions to recognise in their work and statements the specific role of civil society organisations: NGOs, Associations and Foundations in the development of a European democratic society.
What is exactly the function of civil society organisations? How can they bridge the EU and its citizens?
In a long interview, Janis A. Emmanouilidis, Director of Studies at the European Policy Centre, addressed the topical issue of involving citizens in their democracy. Building on the recommendations and following the results of the European Citizens Consultations, he winked at civil society organisations as those “actors who are independent of national or European institutions” and that need to bridge public institutions […]
Civil Society Europe welcomes the European Court of Auditors (ECA) report as a contribution to ensuring further transparency by the European Union on how EU money is spent. This will allow us to better show the added value of our work and stand ready to further improve in […]
In order to commemorate this year’s anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, many events and meetings will be taking place this March in Rome. On 25 March the informal Rome Summit will mark the 60th Anniversary. Around that day the EC is going to publish its White Paper on the Future of the EU and the Social Dimension of the European Monetary Union and the Communication on the Pillar of Social Rights will be publish in the end […]
On 25 January, the EESC adopted an opinion on the outline of a European Pillar of Social Rights. This opinion sets out the European Economic and Social Committee’s initial contribution to shaping what may eventually be a European Pillar of Social Rights. It draws from the rich and diverse discussions during the 28 national debates organised by the Committee, which it believes provides the added value of this opinion. The Committee emphasises that the Pillar must be developed with the […]
ELIANT, an alliance of 10 European associations concerned with agriculture, nutrition, medicine and health, patients’ rights, education, care for people with special needs, democracy and ethical economics, will hold a conference in Brussels on 7 November. The conference will address the following key questions and challenges which concern European citizens: Why is freedom of choice a crucial issue and a challenge for the cultural development of Europe? How can freedom of choice be promoted and guaranteed, and what can European citizens do about it? The conference […]
As learning mobility is increasingly being employed as a pedagogical tool both in formal and non-formal contexts, issues of quality become a more pressing concern than before. And for a good reason: good quality in learning mobility will ensure that outcomes be optimised and that processes of recognition be facilitated. Moreover, there is a – sometimes very direct – correlation between quality and quantity: the more we know about quality and how to achieve it, the more confident and effective […]
The National Agency Education for Europe is looking for speakers for a conference “The Future of Europe” on 4-5 October in Potsdam, Germany. The speakers shall present different scenarios for the future of Europe (based on the NECE video “Europe 2030”) and discuss the potential implications for citizenship education in the adult- and vocational education sector. The National Agency would like to invite one or more experts working with NECE to participate in this exercise in October. Cost of […]