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 European Economic and Social Committee and the University of Debrecen, Hungary orgnaised on 15-16 September, 2022 a high-level, prestigious international scientific-professional conference on Co-creation and services of general interest in the field of health and well-being in Debrecen, Hungary.
The webinar on "Bauhaus at the service of citizens" aims at inserting the values of services of general interest in relation with social and health services, assistance for the elderly, etc. into the Bauhaus project approach. This does not only concern the building, but also the destination of this building and its insertion in the living environment of European citizens: health services or services for the elderly will not be the same, and in the same buildings.
Seminar organized by the European Economic and social Committee (EESC) and the Project Consortium Co-creation of service Innovation in Europe (CoSIE)
The Thematic Study Group on Services of General Interest of the TEN Section co-organises with the Project Consortium Co-creation of Service Innovation in Europe (CoSIE) a Webinar onCo-creation of Services of General Interest: the Role of Citizens and their Organizations on 15 April at 2.30 p.m.
From 9.30 a.m. to 6 p.m. | EESC, room VMA3 | Rue Van Maerlant 2, 1040
The European Economic and Social Committee will hold a conference on "Social housing: a service of general interest to guarantee decent, energy efficient and affordable accommodation for all?" that will take place on 4 December 2019 at 10.00 am dedicated to testimonies and debates on the theme of the current housing crisis in the European Union.
European Economic and Social Committee, Rue Van Maerlant 2, 1040
The rights and principles forming the European Pillar of Social Rights fall into three areas, one of which is social protection and inclusion, which is to say everything touching upon living conditions in our society.
The 20th and final principle of the European Pillar of Social Rights deals with "access to essential services". It establishes the right to essential services of good quality and gives a non-comprehensive list of those services most important to people's daily lives. The Member States continue to be responsible for identifying, organising, providing and funding these services at national, regional or local level. However, it is not enough simply to state that essential services – including services across borders – must be universally available; the notion of essential services and how they can be delivered must be clarified.
From 9:30 to 13:00 - Room VMA3 - EESC, 2 rue Van Maerlant - 1040 Brussels
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is pleased to announce that a Public hearing on the Application of State aid rules for compensating the provision of services of general economic interest will be held on 10 May 2017 from 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the headquarters of the EESC, 2 rue Van Maerlant - 1040 Brussels, Room VMA 3.
The main objective of the hearing is to brainstorm on the challenges and opportunities arising from the current State Aid rules for services of general economic interest.