The Europe 2020 strategy
and the unprecedented challenges which the crisis present give rise to the need for in-depth cooperation by civil society at large. The EESC has set up a "Europe 2020 Steering Committee" which involves closely national Economic and Social Councils in the evaluation of the reforms to be carried out in the context of the Europe 2020 strategy.
The Steering Committee focuses on the exchange of good practices, benchmarking and networking in the different thematic areas. Civil society representatives will also work on actions that various stakeholders could take in drawing up and supporting implementation of the reforms in Member States including global challenges, governance and communication aspects.