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 2022 conference focused on how to tackle energy poverty in the perspective of a socially fair and just transition towards a climate-neutral Union by 2050.This conference aimed to contribute to the ongoing discussion on how to best tackle this major social problem and to ensure civil society views are taken into account.
Energy poverty is a central concern in all EU Member States. It is of the utmost importance for the EU to demonstrate that it is possible to achieve the energy transition, reach the climate objectives, while ensuring at the same time that no one is left behind.
More information on the events of the French EU Presidency