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.
From 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. | EESC, room JDE 62 | Jacques Delors Building, 99 rue Belliard
On 13 November, the event, entitledTrust in liberal professions in the age of digitalisation and artificial intelligence, aimed to gain fresh insight into the impact of artificial intelligence on the exercise of professional services and on clients' and patients' rights.
Speakers addressed fundamental issues such as transparency, communication and trust in professionals, regulators' awareness of the challenges linked to the opportunities offered by artificial intelligence, the consequences on the quality of professional services and their capacity to protect public interest.
The meeting was opened by the president of the Diversity Europe Group, Arno Metzler, and Karl Stöger, professor at the Institute for Public Law and Political Science at the University of Graz, delivered a keynote speech on Artificial Intelligence, the liberal professions and the law, with a special focus on the profession of doctors.
We were delighted to see you at the conference, which brought together numerous representatives of the liberal professions at national and European level, as well as academic experts on the topic, with discussions divided into three panels covering:
Consumer protection, healthcare and digital health