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 European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is extremely honoured to be celebrating the centenary of the birth of the renowned Bulgarian opera singer, Boris Christoff, in association with Bulgaria’s Minister of Culture, the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Bulgaria to the European Union and UNESCO.
Boris Christoff is widely considered to be one of the 20th century’s greatest basses and one of its most intense and moving voices. Born in Bulgaria, he embarked on a career in law before entering the world of opera. He found success in Italy and was a true European, who witnessed some of Europe’s darkest moments.
The EESC is keen to play a part in keeping alive and promoting the memory of luminaries from European civil society and figures who have marked Europe’s cultural life, by making people aware of their life and work. In this case, in view of Boris Christoff’s talent and presence and the universal power of music, this undertaking will undoubtedly be crowned with success.