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.
Debate on gender equality and youth in rural areas (in the context of the European Gender Equality Week)
14:30 | Debate
Martha Osorio and Ileana Grandelis,Inclusive Rural Transformation and Gender Equality Division of FAO: presentation of the CFS Voluntary Guidelines on Gender Equality and Women’s and Girls’ Empowerment (GEWE) and CFS Youth Policy Recommendations
Blanca Casares, AEIDL,European Association for Innovation in Local Development: community-led innovations to empower rural women
Desirée de la Caridad Nieves, Runner-up of the COPA-COGECA Woman Innovation awards 2023: perspectives from a rural woman farmer
Anja Fortuna, ZSPM, Zveza Slovenske Podeželske Mladine, member of Rural Youth Europe: young women empowerment in rural areas
Q&A and debate with NAT Section Members
16:20 | Video
Satellite Kitchens Video: how the food and food production in Greek rural areas can influence the entire life of women through the years