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.
President Nilsson met today (29.11.2010) a series of high officials of the Israeli government and Parliament (Knesset). The EESC delegation met with Minister of Welfare and Social Services, Mr. Isaac Herzog, and the Minister of Trade, Industry and Labour, Mr Benjamin Ben-Eliezerin Israel, and with a member of Knesset, Mr. Meir Sheetrit. They discussed ways to increase cooperation between the EESC and the Israeli counterpart, and explored possibilities on how the EESC could facilitate a dialogue between Israeli and Palestinian civil society players.
From left: Yehuda Talmon, Staffan Nilsson, Isaac Herzog
From left: Sandy Boyle, Meir Sheetrit, Staffan Nilsson, Dimitris Dimitriadis, Yehuda TALMON
From left: Staffan Nilsson, Benjamin Ben-Eliezer, Yehuda TALMON