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60th anniversary and Civil Society Days at the EESC

The EESC celebrated its 60th anniversary on 24 May with a debate on the future of Europe at the European Parliament. Speaking at the special commemorative plenary, President Luca Jahier highlighted the milestones in the EESC’s history and recalled its major past achievements in successfully initiating some key EU legislation. Read more about this celebration here

On the same day and the day after, the EESC organised the 9th Civil Society Days. Citizenship, Democracy and Culture in a digitalised Europe was the motto of the 2018 Civil Society Days, organised by the Liaison Group at the EESC in Brussels. In six workshops, participants discussed living together in a digital Europe in the future and concluded with the adoption of seven key recommendations. Panels focused on culture and education, identities and polarisation, cybersecurity and data protection, digital democracy and citizen participation, overcoming the digital divide and artificial intelligence as a common good. Read more about the Civil Society Days here

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