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.
Registration and badges distribution starting at 9 am
Opening remarks by the co-chair Mr Georgi Stoev
Introduction about the EU strategy in the area of CSR and division of competencies between the EU, the Member States and the relevant stakeholders – Pedro Ortún, European Commission, DG GROW
Exchange of information and examples of good practice, including National Action Plans or strategies, related to the existing policy in the area of CSR in the EU Member States and the Republic of Korea
The case of the Netherlands – Marjan Schippers, Dutch Ministry of General Affairs and Bernedine Bos, MVO Nederland (Knowledge Centre)
CSR initiatives and good practices – Dr Ho-Geun Lee, Korea DAG, Professor at Chon-buk National University, Law School
CSR practices of multinational enterprises and eco-friendly management – Ji-Won Ha, Korea DAG, President of Ecomom Korea, Environmental Organization
Exchange of information and examples of good practice related to the existing policy and measures in the area of Business and Human Rights, including the national Action Plans where they exist
Chang-Geun Lee, Korea DAG, Korean Confederation of Trade Unions, Policy Bureau, Director
Tomislav Ivančić, Shift
National Contact Points (NCPs) under the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, presentation of structure and operation of a few chosen NCPs
Representative of the French NCP – Maylis Souque
Representative of the Swedish NCP – Kristin Pålsson
Representative of the Dutch NCP - Sylvia Tuin
Representative of the Norwegian NCP - Ola Mestad
Closing remarks by the co-chairs Mr Georgi Stoev and Mr Kiu-Sik Bae