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.
Although there is no official definition of a social enterprise, it can be said that it is "a business that addresses social issues and creates positive change in its community" It is also good to keep this definition as broad as possible, to keep flexibility and to allow creativity in this economic field …
What is certain is that social business is a positive step because social enterprises seek to serve the community’s interest rather than make maximum profit.
Social business and economic growth can work together!
As in a human body, social enterprise can be seen as the DNA for the new economy that we want to set up.
President Nilsson speaking on social business at TEDx Utrecht University