The EESC issues between 160 and 190 opinions and information reports a year.
It also organises several annual initiatives and events with a focus on civil society and citizens’ participation such as the Civil Society Prize, the Civil Society Days, the Your Europe, Your Say youth plenary and the ECI Day.
The EESC brings together representatives from all areas of organised civil society, who give their independent advice on EU policies and legislation. The EESC's326 Members are organised into three groups: Employers, Workers and Various Interests.
The EESC has six sections, specialising in concrete topics of relevance to the citizens of the European Union, ranging from social to economic affairs, energy, environment, external relations or the internal market.
Co-organised by the EESC and the European Commission as a follow-up to the Consumer Dialogues, the Consumer Summit "Les Assises des Consommateurs" showcased the results of the outreach to the 27 Member States and offered the opportunity for debate and conclusions. This event brought together the expertise of representatives from the Civil Society, National Authorities, Academia as well as consumer and business organisations and citizens. Being the conclusive event of the National Consumer Dialogues, "Les Assises des Consommateurs" was organised to allow participants from these Dialogues to present their views and provided a platform to tackle the challenges of Consumer Policy in Europe and bring forward the New Deal proposal.
The conference was held on 28 November 2018 at the EESC premises – Rue Belliard, 99 – 1040 Brussels.
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