This publication provides an analysis of the main challenges faced by civil society organisations (CSOs), of the trends and drivers of change and of the future prospects for relations between policy-makers at the national and European level and CSOs. It was developed with the purpose of examining what might await European CSOs in the next 13 years until 2030, what are the main challenges and how these should be tackled.
You are here
The 11th Civil Society Media Seminar, organised at the Spanish Economic and Social Committee in Madrid from 23 to 24 November 2017 looked at globalisation of media and news, particularly in connection with the rise of social media. In three panels it looked at topic from different angles: "Populismus – How should civil society meet the challenge of populism?", "Fake news – the new anti-media weapon?" and "Code of Culture – The driver's licence for social media use?"
On 4 April 2017, the president of the European Economic and Social Committee, Georges Dassis, received a request for an exploratory opinion from Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission. He asked the EESC to present the ideas and priorities of European civil society concerning the Union's future development.
This publication presents the EU-Turkey Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) created by the EESC in 1995. The JCC has since then functioned as an instrument promoting interaction between the economic and social actors of organised civil society in the EU and Turkey.
Conclusions of the conference organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), with the support of the Hungarian Economic Association, the Hungarian Ministry of Human Capacities, the National Economic and Social Council of Hungary, the Hungarian National Council for Sustainable Development and the European Commission.
This publication presents the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform, a joint initiative by the European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee.
This brochure presents the activities of the European Economic and Social Committee, voice of the European civil society, during the Bulgarian Presidency.
This publication provides a summary of the discussion entitled "Advantages of digital society" which was held in Tallinn (Estonia) on 25 October 2017. The participants discussed various aspects of e-society and the Digital Single Market. Cyber security, societal trust, the free flow of data, the further development of infrastructure and getting rid of barriers hindering the Digital Single Market were just a few of the issues raised.
This publication provides a summary of the discussion entitled "Trading up for a stronger EU27. Free trade of the future – the social partners' perspective" which was held in Sopot (Poland) on 28 September 2017. The conference was organised by the Employers' Group of the European Economic and Social Committee in the framework of the European Forum for New Ideas.
2017 EESC Civil Society Prize – Rewarding excellence in civil society initiatives – Innovative projects to promote quality employment and entrepreneurship for the future of work
"Lavandería ID" (Spain)
The EESC presented the winners with their prizes at an awards ceremony in Brussels on 7 December 2017. "Lavandería ID" is one of the winner projects.