The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is the voice of organised civil society in Europe.

It represents employers, workers and civil society organisations. The expertise of its 329 members helps optimise the quality of EU policies and legislation.



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The EESC is active in a wide range of areas, from social affairs to economy, energy and sustainability.

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EESC Members work in 3 groups representing Employers (Group I), Workers (Group II) and Civil Society Organisations (Group III).


  • In this issue:

    • EESC celebrates the success of the Fur Free Europe Citizens' Initiative
    • 2023 EESC winners in the EU organic awards: from Ireland, Germany and Austria
    • Ewa Ewart: "We must join forces to protect our most precious resource: life-giving, fresh, clean water"
    • Maria Nikolopoulou: We call for an overarching strategy to implement the Sustainable Development Goals
  • In this issue:

    • Stop ageism: EESC urges EU and Member States to create new strategy for older persons
    • EESC puts water on the EU agenda with first concrete Blue Deal proposals
    • Georgia – Another front for Russia
    • EU Organic Awards 2023: EESC announces finalists
    • Influencer advertising: EESC proposes EU regulation to draw red line