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.
17:00 - Introduction by Mr Carlos Trindade, new chair of the EESC ACP Follow-up Committee
17:10 - The role of civil society in the new Partnership between the EU and the organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) – Mr Domenico ROSA, Head of Unit - Strategic Partnerships EU-ACP and EU-African Union, DG Devco, European Commission
17:20 - Questions and answers
17:40 - Discussion on the membership of the 2020-2023 Follow-up Committee
18:40 - State of play of the EU-Africa sixth summit – Mr Jonas JONSSON, Head of division Pan-African Affairs, EEAS
19:00 - End of the meeting.
Working languages: ES-EN-FR-PT
Interpreting requested from: ES-EN-FR-PT / into ES-EN-FR-PT
Programme ACP-EU Follow-up Committee 14 December 2020