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.
This conference, jointly organised by the German Council Presidency (Ministry for the Environment), the EESC's Section for Agriculture, Rural Development and the Environment (NAT) and the EESC's Sustainable Development Observatory (SDO), will explore the role of European Civil Society in using digitalization in a way that enables and drives sustainability to support the European Green Deal and the EU sustainable recovery.
Attend this event to:
Hear high-level political statements on how different levels of governance plan to ensure continuing political leadership and civil society engagement towards a digital and sustainable transition.
Find out about good practice examples from the midst of civil society to learn how we can achieve a digital and sustainable transition in practice and motivate others to adopt similar measures.
Discuss the findings and practical recommendations of the recent EESC exploratory Opinion on Digitalisation and Sustainability, specially requested by the German Council Presidency (Ministry for the Environment).
Explore the role of European Civil Society in supporting the European Green Deal and the EU sustainable recovery.
We are facing two megatrends: Digitalisation and sustainability. These fundamental transformations must be managed together and in an inclusive way to ensure the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We must frame the next phase of the digital revolution in a way that we achieve the climate neutrality goal enshrined in the European Green Deal and create a wellbeing economy for people and planet. This should enable workers, consumers, SMEs, large companies and non-profit economic actors to benefit alike, especially in the context of the post-COVID recovery.