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.
endorses the two European Commission legislative initiatives and considers that the action taken is urgently needed to regulate a technology which is becoming increasingly widespread, whose practical application is growing and which is constantly and rapidly changing.
endorses the various regulatory adjustment measures envisaged which are needed to modernise financial services, without losing sight of consumer protection and prudential rules.
supports a single regulatory framework which seek to: i) protect the end-users of digital finance; ii) safeguard financial stability; iii) protect the integrity of the EU's financial sector; iv) ensure a level playing field among the different operators in the economic and financial system.
agrees with the objective of ensuring that issuers of "global stablecoins" are subject to stricter requirements in terms of capital, investor rights and supervision.
would like to see measures to ensure that consumers and small-scale investors are provided with suitable information.
has high hopes of the pilot regime for market infrastructures based on distributed ledger technology. (a test space in a controlled environment that allows for temporary derogations from the rules, enabling regulators and operators to gradually build up experience of using DLT.)
has serious concerns regarding the transitional measures, which provide for permanent exemption from the new regulatory requirements for crypto-assets that were already on the market before the regulation came into force.