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.
581st plenary session with the following debates and guests:
Mid-term revision of the Multiannual Financial Framework, with the participation of Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for Budget and Administration, and Margarida Marques, Member of the European Parliament, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Budgets, linked to the adoption of opinion ECO/625 on the Mid-term revision of the Multiannual Financial Framework, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday
Presentation of the European Citizens' Initiative "Fur Free Europe'', with the participation of Elise Fleury, ECI organiser, Campaign Lead, Eurogroup for Animals, and Tilly Metz, Member of the European Parliament, Vice-Chair of the subcommittee on Public Health on Wednesday (time tbc)
You will be able to follow the debates by web streaming. Web streaming