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.
Both a sustainable economic and social recovery from the COVID-19 crisis and the need to address effectively the climate change will require a massive expansion of investments. To achieve this, reshaping the EU fiscal rules is indispensable. Against this background, the Section for Economic and Monetary Union and Economic and Social Cohesion (ECO) of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is currently working on an own-initiative opinion on Reshaping the EU Fiscal Framework for a Sustainable Recovery and a Just Transition.
In the framework of the work on this opinion, the ECO section decided to organise a hearing on Friday, 10 September 2021, from 10:00, bringing together experts from organised civil society, academia as well as decision-makers to discuss how the new economic governance framework should be shaped to ensure that fiscal policies target both long-term sustainability and short-term stabilisation. The EESC intends to use the findings and conclusions of the event to feed into the EESC own-initiative opinion and the Europe-wise discussion held in the framework of the Conference on the Future of Europe.
The event will be webstreamed (original, EN, FR). No registration is needed and participation is free of charge.
Ask your questions to the panellists via Sli.do with the event code: #EUfiscal.