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.
highlights that taxation policies are fundamental for the SDGs as they determine the economic environment in which investment, employment, and innovation take place while providing the government with revenues for financing public spending. Additional policy alignment and credibility enhancing measures could do much to increase private investment and to close the global investment gap by stimulating capital flows from capital-intense states to developing economies with investment needs.
would like to emphasise that a successful domestic resource mobilisation requires that (1) tax rulings are made in an open and transparent manner; (2) systems are put in place to ensure the accountability of civil society organisations (CSOs) and parliamentarians; (3) governments should betransparent with taxes and expenditure; and that (4) taxes are visible.
stresses that the private sector plays an important role in promoting gender equality. Wage policies as well as training and education in the work place are important to promote equal opportunities between genders, in career progression and professional growth. The opportunities linked to female participation in the global economy are huge, and should be a driver of inclusive economic growth, innovation and productivity.
considers it important that any new rules on how to allocate taxation rights between countries is fair for both small and large consumer countries, as well as for developed and developing countries.
considers that the work on taxation/private investment and the Sustainable Development Goals by the UN Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters is of the utmost importance for advancing the global dialogue and greatly contributes to peer learning and to exchange of best practices. The EESC stresses that European civil society must play an active role in this crucial international debate.