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YEPP at the European Economic & Social Committee (EESC)

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Colm Lauder, Deputy Secretary General addresses the EESC

JESC Project for Active Citizenship EESC: January 31, 2013 Brussels This morning, I had the pleasure of addressing a gathering of the European Economic & Social Committee and the Jesuit European Social Centre at the EESC Building in Brussels. The topic of the conference was "Active Citizenship" and was held to present the breakthrough JESC paper "RENEWING EUROPEAN CITIZENSHIP IN A TIME OF CRISES". As Deputy Secretary General of YEPP, I presented a number of key YEPP efforts to support active citizenship amongst the youth of Europe. Several campaign examples were used with particular emphasis on our Bucharest campaign "Save ERASMUS". I also highlighted new YEPP proposals to develop a campaign to 'reconnect' the citizen with Europe and her Institutions. Details of this will follow in the coming weeks.