06/03/2013 at 09:00
Where: EESC, Brussels, Belgium
Topic: Justice and citizens rights
Organiser: European Economic and Social Committee
The Civil Society Day will address key issues of active and participatory citizenship against the backdrop of a major financial, economic and social crisis that is in essence undermining democratic processes and challenging the very legitimacy of institutions and public policy at both national and European level. It is a major EESC initiative, bringing together key players in European and national civil society organisations, business leaders and entrepreneurs, academics, EU policy- and decision-makers and interested media.
The aim of the event is also to reflect the great variety of forms of expression and commitment across Europe that demonstrates the true meaning of European citizenship.
It is an opportunity to consider the place and the role of organised civil society within a more participatory democratic set-up and what it can do to help build a European Union in which people can take a more active part in shaping EU policies.