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.
Following the success of the past editions, the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development (ASviS) will hold its annual Sustainable Development Festival. The Festival is the largest Italian initiative to raise awareness among civil society on economic, social and environmental sustainability, with the aim of promoting a cultural and political change to allow our country to implement the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda.
The third edition will take place from May 21st to June 6th 2019, for a total of 17 days, the same number as the Sustainable Development Goals, during which hundreds of initiatives will take place all over Italy. These will include conventions, seminars, workshops, cultural events, exhibits and shows, to produce a single widespread and inclusive event. Thanks to the recognition acquired with the success of the first two editions, and to the growing mobilisation of Italian society towards sustainability, the Festival will be a further step towards the full accomplishment of the 2030 Agenda in our country. Read more here.
The implementation of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Development and the achievement of the 17 SDGs demand an exceptional commitment by everyone. The Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development (ASviS) was established on February 3rd 2016, on the initiative of the Unipolis Foundation and of the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, to raise awareness among the Italian society, economic stakeholders and institutions about the importance of the 2030 Agenda for the future of Italy, and to spread a culture of sustainability in the country.