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.
Making sustainable development a horizontal priority and translating the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into policies that can improve the wellbeing of our people is the best chance that the EU has to re-connect with its citizens.
The EESC continues to advocate for integrating the SDGs fully and urgently into the European policy framework by setting out a vision for a sustainable Europe by 2030 and beyond.
After the long-awaited publication of the Reflection Paper "Towards Sustainable Europe by 2030", the EESC will hold a first public debate on concrete next steps to achieve the SDGs in the EU within the eleven years that are left.
The meeting will also review three national sustainable development strategies and processes involving civil society actors.
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