This brochure looks back on some of the success stories of the EESC from 2020. It illustrates our ongoing efforts to fulfil the mission we were given more than 60 years ago. 2020 was a year that has already entered the history books as an extremely dramatic one for the whole world. The pandemic and the subsequent recession have severely impacted the European economy, pushing millions of people into poverty. Despite the pandemic, the Committee remained very active and made a major contribution to the priorities of the European Union by putting the citizen at the heart of its opinions and activities. Our Committee worked on key policy areas that matter to people, including a stronger European Health Union, the European Green Deal, human rights and the rule of law, the new pact for migration, digital transformation and the consequences of Brexit. The ability of our institution to address these issues and challenges with the unified, collective voice of civil society, reached through constant dialogue, is what makes the EESC so special.