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.
Welcome to our new column "Straight to the point", in which we ask EESC members about important EU topics, opinions or events that have an impact on everyday life in the EU.This time we give the floor to Andrej Zorko, rapporteur of the exploratory opinion "Key components of sustainable quality work during and after recovery", requested by the Slovenian Presidency of the EU and adopted at the EESC's September plenary session.
Andrej Zorko goes straight to the point and explains why the principle of quality of work for quality of life must be upheld at all stages during and after recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. Why does the EESC attach such great importance to this idea and why does it think it should be given special attention in EU policies?