The European Economic and Social Committee opened its doors to the public on Saturday, 5 May 2018 to celebrate Europe Day. The EESC presented its activities to the visitors, with a special focus on culture, since 2018 is the European Year of Cultural Heritage.
The EESC Open Day was a unique opportunity for citizens to discover the work of the only institution representing organised civil society in Europe, an institution which includes employers, trade unions and groups such as professional and community associations, youth organisations, women's groups, consumers, environmentalists and many more.
Throughout the day, visitors and journalists had the opportunity to learn more about the EESC and exchange views with its Members on the role of civil society in the European decision-making process and on specific themes such as a stronger economy, the fight against planned obsolescence, cybersecurity, participatory democracy, and multilingualism. (mp)