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 Recovery and Resilience Facility is moving into its next phase, implementation, and the European Semester Group of the EESC is actively following and contributing to the process. In this high-level conference we will discuss whether the National Recovery and Resilience Plans will deliver as regards the aim of achieving fair, inclusive, competitive and sustainable growth and cohesion through the new growth strategy – the European Green Deal. Focus will be on the implementation of the plans and the degree of involvement by civil society organisations, with particular attention on the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights and the just transition towards a green, digital and sustainable European economy. Centrally placed stakeholders form the European institutions, the Portuguese presidency and Organised Civil Society will present their views on these important elements of the Recovery and Resilience Facility.
The conclusions of this event will be forwarded to the "EU Recovery Summit" conference in Lisbon on 28 June 2021 and to the EU institutions to contribute to the related inter-institutional debate from an Organised Civil Society perspective
The conference will take place on Monday, 31 May 2021 from 10:00 to 17:30 as an online event.
Participation to the conference is open to the interested public via webstream.