In today's permanently challenged political environment, citizens' participation is often questioned or even under threat. Strengthening their voice in the EU's decision-making processes is not an option but a must. Against this backdrop, the 2023 edition of the Civil Society Days organised by the Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will bring together citizens, organised civil society and the European institutions under the theme "Civil society organisations: a pillar of democracy and a key player to overcome current challenges".
In an open and inclusive conversation, we will debate questions like: How do we see participatory and deliberative democracy in the future? How can we democratise the European economy? How should civil society be funded? What do digital rights mean to citizens? What skills do we need?
The event will be webstreamed.