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.
Pictured above: 2018 annual conference - the plenary session, one specific workshop
This year, a similar format will be followed:
Day 1, to be hosted by the Europan Commission, will explore the action plan as a successful framework for the transition, while discussing policies to capitalise on the current global momentum. It will also widen the discussion to consider the circular economy as an enabler to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
Day 2 will be hosted by the EESC and is being prepared jointly with the Coordination Group members of the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform. This day will feature eight different participatory workshops, whose purpose is to share successes and identify new challenges.
There will also be further opportunities to network with market lounges, networking tables, a cultural program and showcases of creative and circular use of materials.
Registrations for the 2019 annual conference have now closed. While participants will receive confirmations shortly, please don't hesitate to contact the ECESP Secretariat with any further questions.
Want to be kept in the loop? Register to the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform newsletter here. The 2019 annual conference will also be available via webstreaming, with further details to follow.