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.
Venue: Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland, al. Ujazdowskie 1/3, 00-583
Joint conference of the Labour Market Observatory of the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee for Public Benefit of Poland:
"Skills and competences acquired in civil society organisations - how to recognise and value them in the labour market''
Wednesday 10 July 2019 (10:00 – 16:30)
Venue: Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland; Al. Ujazdowskie 1/3, Warsaw
This high-level public conference will look at the skills and competencies acquired by people who are active in civil society organisations (such as NGOs, trade unions,employers organisations). The question is how these people (especially young people) can demonstrate these skills and experience and be easier and better included on the labour market. The conference will also focus on the active role of civil society organisations as training institutions – as they offer various types of training not only for their members but also for people from outside who are interested in gaining very specific qualifications.
Discussions on this topic are very timely, as this year, the European Commission is reviewing the way Member States have implemented the Council Recommendation on the validation of non-formal and informal learning and is seeking for good practices and new possibilities to explore.
We are honoured to count on outstanding speakers. Prof. Piotr Gliński – the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Culture and National Heritage of Poland will be the keynote speaker. Experts and representatives from the European Commission Polish public institutions, the EU agency CEDEFOP, Polish universities, EU-level organisations as well as Polish CSOs and EESC members will take the floor during three thematic sessions. The debate with participants is foreseen after their presentations.
Interpretation is available in Polish, English and French.