The new edition of this publication provides a concise and up-to-date presentation of the European Economic and Social Committee as a unique forum for consultation, dialogue and consensus-building between representatives from all the different sectors of organised civil society, including employers, trade unions and groups such as professional and community associations, youth organisations, women's groups, consumers, environmental campaigners and many more.

The brochure also sets out the EESC's role and missions, explains how it operates and interacts with the EU law-making institutions and showcases some of its success stories.

Available in 23 EU official languages on the EESC's website at

Hard copies can be requested from the EESC's Visits and Publications Unit: (af)