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 2nd annual conference of the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform took place on 20 and 21 February 2018.
The first day, hosted by the Commission (DG GROW and DG ENV) in the Charlemagne building, concentrated on the progress made in the implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan.
The second day, hosted by the European Economic and Social Committee, was largely dedicated to discussing plans on promoting the dissemination of good practices via knowledge sharing and dialogue. A special emphasis was placed on good practices to remove barriers to the circular economy. This second day adopted a participatory approach.
Read all about the definitive programmes, speeches and presentations, and watch the wrap up videos, pictures and recordings on circulareconomy.europa.eu.