Digital publication – The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) – 60 years of commitment

Civil society in action for the Europe of tomorrow!

Established by the Treaties of Rome in 1957, the Committee held its first plenary session 60 years ago, on 19 May 1958. Since then, the Committee's history has been tied in with that of the European integration process, which it has constantly worked to further.

This digital publication retraces those 60 years of the Committee's commitment to involving civil society, in all its diversity, in the building of Europe, highlighting its successes, its great achievements, its added value and its vision for the future of Europe.

This lively publication, with a wealth of multimedia content, particularly videos and infographics, is addressed to both the informed public (media, civil society organisations, national Economic and Social Councils, other institutions, universities, etc.) and the general public.It has been designed to be a living document, aimed at highlighting the EESC's unique role – as well as that of the civil society organisations it represents – in the European integration process and as a driving force behind participatory democracy.

Geared to reading on mobile devices (tablets and, subsequently, smartphones), it will initially be available in three languages (EN, FR and DE) on the Committee's internet site. (fgr)