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.
Transcript of Mr Zufiaur's contribution (1:26 - 1:57)
Europe has considerable experience in the different areas of the social economy, including mutualism and cooperatives, among others. We would like to take advantage of all the links that the EESC has established with organisations and institutions throughout the world, making use of our experience and our contacts, to foster development in other parts of the world.
Transcripción de la contribución del Sr. Zufiaur (1:26 - 1:57)
Europa tiene una gran experiencia en los distintos componentes de la economía social: mutualismo, cooperativas, etc. Nos gustaría aprovechar todas las relaciones que tiene el CESE con las organizaciones e instituciones del resto del mundo para, con la ayuda de nuestra experiencia y de nuestros contactos, favorecer el desarrollo en otras partes del mundo.