Publications

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    Study
    61 pages

    The study reviews recent analyses to understand the green or circular skills of the future which have been identified thus far in sectoral and EU-wide research. Moreover, it examines EU Initiatives on skills development for circularity, by highlighting some limitations of these instruments and making suggestions for improvement.

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    12 pages

    This brochure presents the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). The EESC is not like other EU bodies. It is a unique forum for consultation, dialogue and consensus 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.

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    Annual activity report
    64 pages

    This brochure sets out some of the highlights of the European Economic and Social Committee’s work in 2022, illustrating its recent actions and achievements to fulfil the mission it was given 65 years ago.

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    4 pages

    The 2023 edition of the EESC's annual European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) Day took place on 8 June. Participants in Brussels and online joined us to discuss how to upskill citizens for a successful ECI with impact.

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    12 pages

    In the coming months, the Spanish Presidency will have a crucial role to play at Europe’s helm. The European Economic and Social Committee will work closely with the Presidency in building a more resilient, inclusive and safer Europe, one that delivers for its citizens and effectively tackles the challenges ahead.

    Page dedicated to the Spanish presidency of the Council of the EU - 2023

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    9 pages

    Report on the country visit to Croatia – 30-31 March 2023
    This report relays the views of Croatian civil society on freedom of association, freedom of assembly, the rule of law.

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    13 pages

    Focused on the themes of democracy, active citizenship and youth engagement, the annual flagship youth summit "Your Europe, Your Say!" by the European Economic and Social Committee titled "Youth Democracy Dialogues" was held on 23 and 24 March 2023. It saw the participation of 105 students from 35 EU member states and candidate countries and included workshops, a cultural element and two youth plenary sessions.

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    Study
    60 pages

    This study looks at the Conference on the Future of Europe’s (CoFoE) proposals on European democracy and the role of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). It explores different options for institutional reform of the EESC to best serve its purpose and increase citizens’ participation. To do this, the study examines different forms of participatory and deliberative practices, the current functions of the EESC, and the roles and structures of selected National Economic and Social Councils (NESCs). 

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    8 pages

    Report on the country visit to Slovenia – 17-18 November 2022
    This report relays the views of Slovenian civil society on freedom of association, freedom of assembly, the rule of law.

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    2 pages

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