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.
Jacque Delors building - Rue Belliard 99 - meeting room : JDE 3252
Small and medium-sized urban areas play a significant role in sustainable development and territorial cohesion in Europe and represent an essential part of the EU Urban Agenda. The following side event by the EESC together with Eurotowns will focus on the priorities of the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the EU on how to foster the potential of small and medium-sized cities in order to promote territorial cohesion in all places. Moreover, it will also explore the role of civil society partners on further promoting the values of cohesion in these urban areas.
Join us in our side event organised by EESC in partening with Eurotowns int the framework of the European Week of Regions and Cities on The role of small and medium-sized cities in cohesion policy and which can be the contribution from civil society,which will take place on 12 October 2023 from 14:30 to 16:00 in the meeting room JDE 3252, in the Jacques Delors building (Rue Belliard 99-101).