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 3rd Joint Meeting of the Domestic Advisory Groups (DAGs) under the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement featured updates on the activities of the Singapore and EU DAGs since the December 2021 meeting, as well as a topical discussion on EU-Singapore trade prospects in the current geopolitical landscape.
We had thematic discussions on digital economy and sustainability, migrant workers and seafarers, palm oil and deforestation, and the European Green Deal incentives.
Additionally, we received a presentation by rapporteur Thomas Wagnsonner on the key points of the EESC opinion on a proposal for a regulation on prohibiting products made with forced labor on the Union market.
Last part of the event was dedicated to the workshop on Digital economy and its connections to Sustainability
Video of Co-chairs Pascal Kerneis (EU) and Simon Tay (Singapore)
Pascal Kerneis EU DAG Chair, European Services Forum, ESF
Simon Tay Singapore DAG Chair, Chairman of Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)