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 shift towards a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy has been driven largely by bottom-up initiatives led by citizens, innovative businesses and various civil society stakeholders, as well as by local and regional authorities, collectively referred to as non-state and sub-national actors. In recent years, the number, scope and scale of non-state climate actions has grown rapidly. However, non-state actors still encounter obstacles that make it difficult for them to initiate and implement their climate actions successfully.
The European Economic and Social Committee, the European Committee of the Regions and the Climate Chance Association would like to invite you to an event on 23 April to launch the European Dialogue on Non-State Climate Action. The purpose of this event will be to put forward an action plan aiming at assessing, recognising, accelerating and supporting climate actions, as well as improving governance. The event seeks to promote the common voice of non-state actors.
The event will take the form of a regional Talanoa dialogue, designed to take stock of the collective efforts of Parties to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, and will include both plenary sessions and participatory workshops focusing on turning the dialogue into an actionable agenda. It will bring together experts from national and subnational governments, the private sector, financial institutions and leading international and civil society organisations.