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.
During the morning session, participants will discuss how macro-regional strategies contribute to the recovery and resilience of their regions. Recovery and resilience is not an easy exercise. It requires that all relevant players will have to contribute and play significant role in the restructuring of the European economy.
The meeting will look at how management authorities of the strategies were actually involved in the preparation of the national recovery plans, which projects have been included, how civil society organisations were part of the process. Moreover, as we gradually move towards implementation, it is of utmost importance that macro-regions take part in this process.
The afternoon session will be dedicated to the idea of a new macro-regional strategy for the whole Mediterranean region encompassing the countries of the Southern Neighbourhood. The afternoon debates will also focus on the new agenda for the Mediterranean proposed by the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on 9 February 2021.
Online event to be followed via Webstream.No registration necessary.