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.
The EESC is organising a photo exhibition to highlight its work done on issues that concern people with disabilities.
The exhibition "Together for Inclusion" is a joint event with the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC).
It presents the ten winning photos from the photo competition launched during European Disability and Development Week 2017.
The exhibition will be held from 3 to 31 December 2018 in foyer 6, with the official launch planned for 18 December in conjunction with the SOC section meeting. "Together for Inclusion" is part of European Disability and Development Week 2018 and another one of the EESC's cultural events held during the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage.
For the third year, the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) is organizing the European Disability and Development Week, between the 3rd of December, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, and the 10th of December, the Human Rights Day. During the Week, IDDC members and partners are organizing different events within a unique programme, under the theme “Together for Inclusion – Leave No One Behind”. The objectives are to raise awareness on the rights of persons with disabilities, and the breadth and variety of disability inclusion in development, and foster a dialogue amongst policy-makers, civil society organisations and other stakeholders involved in inclusive development. https://iddcconsortium.net/what-we-do/european-union/european-disability-development-week-2018
This is a cultural initiative organised in cooperation with the Joint Committee for Equal Opportunities (COPEC).
The exhibition will remain open at Foyer 6 until 31 December 2018
Venue: EESC – JDE Building,
rue Belliard 99 – 6th floor – Foyer