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.
The EESC President Nilsson together with President of the Section for External Relations, Mr Boyle and President of Euromed follow up Committee, Mr Dimitridis met Mr Talmon, President of the Israeli Economic and Social Committee on Sunday 28 November. They also met Mr Shraga Brosh, President of the Manufacturers Association and Mr Eini Histradut, President of Histradut (Labor Union) in Tel Aviv. They discussed possible ways out of the financial crisis, tackled renewable energy issues and explored ways to enhance cooperation between the EESC and the Israeli counterparts.
Staffan Nilsson, Shraga Brosh, Yehuda Talmon, Andrew Stanley (photographer: Nissim Lev)
From left: Sandy Boyle, Dimitris Dimitriadis, Staffan Nilsson, Shraga Brosh, Yehuda Talmon, Andrew Stanley (Head of EU delegation in Tel Aviv) (photographer: Nissim Lev)