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 first Youth Climate and Sustainability Round Table, the EESC in cooperation with the European Youth Forum and Generation Climate Europewill host the second EU Youth Round Tableon Friday 26 November, 11:00-12:00 CET.
Virginijus Sinkevičius, Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, will participate in the event and will engage with the youth representatives on the topic: protecting ecosystems and restoring biodiversity.
In particular, the youth representatives will present him a few policy demands on:
Deforestation and the EU anti-deforestation law;
Restoration and the new EU nature restoration law;
Education and the the way forward transformative education.
No registration required: the event will be webstreamed on the EESC's dedicated webpage.Watch it live!