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.
Europe today is facing major challenges, from growing poverty and inequalities, exacerbated by the pandemic, to climate change, digitalization, the future of work, migration, geopolitics, and many others. The Conference on the Future of Europe offers a unique opportunity to improve the Union's ability to deal with these issues, not least by involving social partners and EU citizens who can offer concrete insights into their actual needs and expectations.
Trade Unions, representing workers in the European Union, have a unique and particularly important point of view on what is at stake for Europeans. We, as Workers' Group, call for the conference to focus on what matters most to the citizens, what touches their everyday lives: social issues, jobs, housing, health, education, culture, digital revolution, a fair transition towards a climate-neutral and sustainable Europe and the role of Europe. For us, it is important that workers, trade unions, social partners, civil society organisations, the EESC, as civil society interface, have their say in this process.
Join us for the debate on the actions around and the expectations from the Conference on the Future of Europe to be attended by several high-level personalities, actors in the organisation of this conference, including Portuguese Secretary of State for EU Affairs and co-chair of the CoFoE Executive Board, Ana Paula Zacarias, former ALDE President and co-chair of the CoFoE Executive Board, Guy Verhofstadt, S&D President Iratxe Garcia Perez, CoR President Apostolos Tzitzikostas, and MEP and observer at the CoFoE Executive Board Helmut Scholz.
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A New Narrative for Europe - The EESC resolution on the Conference on the Future of Europe