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.
Watch the promotional clip with Staffan Nilsson and Hans-Joachim Wilms about the EESC conference of 7-8 February 'Go sustainable, be responsible! European civil society on the road to Rio+20' (EN+DE).
Go sustainable. Be responsible!
"We may need short term decisions to overcome the crisis, but we want our leaders to keep the long-term perspectives of sustainability!
It is cheaper to prevent and create rather than repair, which often is much more complicated!"
say Staffan Nilsson and Hans-Joachim Wilms who invite you to to take the road with us to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development called "Rio+20"
This video is partly in English and partly in German.