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 aim of this study is to provide policy suggestions on bottom-up climate action in the European Union. The study draws its recommendations from a unique analysis which maps existing European-led multi-stakeholder initiatives that address climate change and identifies needs and challenges experienced by a range of stakeholders. The main question of this study is: “What does it take to accelerate non-state climate actions and to enhance effectiveness?”
The study proceeds with a survey-based analysis to indicate the most important needs and challenges as perceived by different types of non-state actors. Survey results indicate a need to go beyond ‘experience sharing’ practices to stimulate new and more effective climate actions. The study concludes with recommendations to address imbalanced representation of EU-led climate actions, and to meet urgent challenges through an innovative, collaborative, and institutionally light-touch policy framework.
Toolbox for multi-stakeholder climate partnerships. A policy framework to stimulate bottom-up climate actions - Study