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.
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The EESC welcomes the proposed regulation and accepts most of the Commission's analysis of the expected demand for ELTIF's and of the regulatory barriers currently inhibiting institutional and retail investment in new cross-border infrastructure projects.
The proposed regulation has the potential to stimulate a meaningful single investment market in long-term projects.
As the proposed regulation breaks new ground in European investment markets, there is a need to carefully monitor its implementation. The EESC welcomes the proposal to monitor the development of the ELTIF market.