Liaison Group

In February 2004, the EESC adopted several important proposals for stronger and more structured cooperation with European civil society organisations and networks. The Committee decided to set up a Liaison Group to interact with these organisations and networks and designed to be both a liaison body and a structure for political dialogue.

The Liaison Group ensures that the EESC has a coordinated approach towards these organisations and networks, as well as monitoring joint initiatives.

Its setting up is in line with the initiatives taken by the Committee over recent years with the aim of strengthening cooperation with European civil society organisations and therefore, bolstering its role in future as chosen intermediary between the EU institutions and organised civil society.  The new Co-chair representing European civil society organisations and network is Mr. Conny Reuter, whilst Mr. Malosse is the Co-chair representing the Committee.

For more information, Mr Pierluigi Brombo is at your disposal:
Tel.: +32 2 546.97.18
Fax: +32 2 546.94.69
E-mail: Pierluigi Brombo

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    New Start or Kick-Start

    For nearly 10 years, European civil society organisations have been contributing to the work of the EESC through the Liaison Group and directly with EESC groups, sections and members, in consultations, hearings and events. As the Liaison Group is the only institutional link which we, European civil society organisations, have with the European institutions, it is of particular importance to us. ...

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