In the preparation of the elections, CEEP and its members played a visible role, organizing events and engaging with candidates, EU stakeholders and institutions and citizens. You can find below a short summary of those activities:

21 February 2019: CEEP at the ‘Civil Society for rEUnaissance’ of the EESC

This event brought together, on the same stage, representatives of social partners, of civil society, inspirational figures, including climate activist Greta Thunberg, and institutional leaders such as Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, the lineup of the event was a clear signal that we are now not dealing with the classic “business as usual” in Europe. CEEP was represented by Valeria Ronzitti, General Secretary, and Milena Angelova, CEEP and EESC Vice-President, at this event, which served as a kick-off event for the campaign. More…

7 March 2019: CEEP event on the EU elections

Supporting the ‘This Time I’m Voting’ campaign, CEEP also organised its own first event on the EU elections. Focused on the importance of participation and engagement, the event featured as speakers Luca Jahier, President of the EESC, MEP Karine Gloanec-Maurin, chair of the European Parliament Intergroup on Public Services, MEP Jo Leinen, Honorary President of the European Movement International, Christian Mangold, Director for Campaigns at the European Parliament, Petros Fassoulas, Secretary General of the European Movement International, and Tellervo Kyla-Harraka-Rounala, Vice-President of the EESC Employers’ group, with opening and closing remarks by CEEP Vice-Presidents Tom Beattie and Milena Angelova. More…

11-13 April 2019: CEEP at the Democracy Alive festival

CEEP was present at the Democracy Alive Festival, hosted by the European Movement International in Den Burg, on the Dutch island of Texel. During the 3 days, CEEP took part in several discussions and events at the festival, highlighting its commitment to democracy, the importance of voting at the European Parliament elections on 23-26 May 2019, the key role public services and SGIs play for the EU socio-economic model and the need to further boost investment. It was also an opportunity to directly exchange with EU fellow citizens and present them CEEP priorities, stressing how strongly our members support social development and economic growth. More…

CEEP members’ activities

With the campaign moving to the ground and in the Member States, several CEEP national sections and members also organised events. Bvöd, the German section of CEEP, organised two debates on 25/03 and 23/05 with MEP candidates and members of national or regional parliament, to highlighting the place of SGIs in Europe. CEEP France organised a formal event with candidates from all French political parties. VNG, prominent Dutch member of the CEEP Benelux section, also held a high-level debate with MEP candidates from the whole political spectrum, and in Sweden, SALAR made good use of Europe Day on 9 May, holding events on the importance and the future priorities for of the European Union.

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