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.
26 January 2021 8.30 am CET - EESC Workers' Group Webinar
Europe is facing the greatest crisis in decades, in terms of public health, but also in economic and social ones.
Overcoming it will only be possible with a strong social agenda.
Implementing the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR) at European level and in all Member States is an important step to embarking proactively on a process of upwards social convergence.
Workers’ Voice should be included at all levels.
Now the question is, what are the most important challenges that need to be addressed through the promised action plan to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights and the EU Social Summit in May?
On 26 January, we will discuss these problems with Commissioner Nicolas Schmit; S&D Group President Iratxe García, Portuguese Minister for Employment, Solidarity and Social Security Ana Mendes Godinho, and Workers' Group President Oliver Röpke. The webinar will be moderated by journalist Jacki Davis.