Since it was set up in 1991, the Consumers and Environment Category of the EESC has had the same objectives, namely to ensure that all EESC opinions take into account the interests of consumer associations and environmental issues, to enhance dialogue with consumers and environmental campaigners, and to promote opinions that link consumer and environmental questions.
On 1 October the Category will mark its 30th anniversary, with high-profile speakers and round tables on: A radical rethinking of consumption in a Europe that protects and The new challenges. The event is organised in the context of the Conference on the Future of Europe.
Following the concept of a hybrid meeting, the event will take place both online and at the premises of the EESC in Brussels. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, only Members of the Category and speakers will be allowed to be physically present in the meeting room. Other Members and external participants are kindly invited to follow the meeting from remote, using the platform Interactio or the webstream.