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.
Consumers are becoming increasingly digital, whether by choice or by default. As society and the economy advance towards the age of post-mass consumption and the Internet of Things, what can consumers expect? A new generation is asking: how does big data affect the choices I make? How much is my personal data worth, and who is using it? Free products – at what price?
These are among the top issues we were debating with an exciting panel of speakers from the tech world, consumers, influencers and policy shapers and makers. We were also discussing the trends driving digital consumption, and consumer attitudes towards digitalisation in different parts of the EU. Our guests learnt what the EU is doing to help consumers not only survive but thrive in the digital economy.
Venue: Sofia Hotel Balkan - 5 Sveta Nedelya Square - 1000 Sofia (Bulgaria)
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