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.
Strategic foresight is increasingly being embedded into EU policy making. Strategic foresight involves exploring different possible future scenarios and considering the opportunities and challenges connected to them. It aims at contributing to policy action in the present that shapes the future in a way we would like.
The conference will focus on the economic aspects of strategic foresight, and how strategic foresight influences considerations and policy making in public authorities in the EU in this area. It will look at the methods of foresight employed, in particular in the economic field. Furthermore, speakers will discuss how economic and social actors use foresight in their organisations, and in which way this shapes their actions and involvement in the policy making process.
The conference will be webstreamed (original, EN, FR, IT). No registration is needed, and participation is free of charge.
External participants can ask questions via the Q&A and polling platform Sli.do: Event code: #EESC-Foresight.