This brochure looks back on some of the mayor achievements of 2021. This exercise allows us not only to take stock of what we achieved but also how it echoed across Europe, on civil society organisations, and on European policymakers. Over the past two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our work at an unprecedented scale and pace, bringing along a new set of vocabulary such as hybrid, remote and teleflex. At the same time, this last year was also a reminder that our world is more connected than ever. Indeed, 2021 was full of monumental events with global repercussions, such as the Conference on the Future of Europe. Through many local events and citizens’ consultation, the EESC has once again proved its added value in engaging with citizens, thanks to its members and their extensive network of civil society organisations.