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EESC Public hearing on “The effects of campaigns on participation in European political decision-making”

In the context of the opinion on “The effects of campaigns on participation in political decision-making”, requested by the Croatian Presidency, a public hearing will be held in the morning of Wednesday 5 February, at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). In view of the recent European elections and campaigns aimed at informing European citizens conducted by the institutions of the European Union and the Member States, the exploratory opinion will look at the potential effects of both these and the disinformation campaigns on citizens’ awareness about the EU and the relevant political issues. The aim of the hearing…

EESC report points out decline of media freedom in Europe

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), which is composed of three groups representing the EU’s trade unions, employers’ organisations and diverse civil society organisations, issued an interim report on fundamental rights and the rule of law in Romania, Hungary, Poland, Austria and France. This report highlights serious concerns regarding freedom of expression and the media as put forward by civil society in the targeted countries. Building on this newly published report, the EESC held in Brussels on 5 November a high-level conference on “Fundamental Rights and the Rule of Law – Trends in the EU from a civil society…

EESC Conference on Fundamental Rights and the Rule of Law

The Group on Fundamental Rights and the Rule of Law (FRRL) of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is a horizontal body within the EESC tasked to provide a forum for European civil society organisations to meet and share their assessment on the state of fundamental rights, democracy and rule of law in the Member States. The Group aims to promote the respect for the European values listed in Article 2 TEU, the Charter of Fundamental Rights, as well as the check list on the rule of law by the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe. Its objective…

EESC Civil Society Media Seminar: “Reasserting Europe’s values”

The Communication Department at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), the advisory body to the EU institutions and acting voice of organised civil society in Europe, will hold its 12th Civil Society Media Seminar on the topic of “Reasserting Europe’s values” from 22 to 23 November 2018 at the Aegli Zappiou in Athens. This event is principally directed at journalists and communications/press officers from civil society organisations representing employers, workers and the diversity of Europe’s non-governmental organisations. This communication seminar focuses every year on a relevant topic discussed in the European media and engages journalists, academics, experts and civil…

8 tips for migration coverage

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) has been invited by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) to attend the 10th edition of the Civil society media seminar held at the Diplomatic Academy on 24-25 November 2016 in Vienna. The seminar gathered over 190 experts (policy makers, journalists, social workers, law enforcement officers, refugees, professors) and was dedicated this year to the topic “Communicating Migration”.  EESC President Georges Dassis said :”Europe’s reconstruction is greatly due to migrants’ contributions. Over the past two years, media have played a big role in our perception of the migration flows. It is thus necessary to mention the benefits…