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.
In spite of the efforts made by the EU and many governments and the entry into force of major European legislative acts, the scale and impact of money laundering remains very high and poses a clear threat to citizens, democratic institutions, and the financial system. The EESC has since long called to step up the fight to curb money laundering as a matter of urgency.
The conference "The Anti-Money Laundering Legislative Package" will take stock of the state of play and debate in particular the legislative proposals tabled by the European Commission in July 2021 to strengthen the EU's anti-money laundering and countering terrorism financing (AML/CFT) rules. These proposals include amongst other elements the creation of a new EU authority to fight money laundering, a full application of the EU AML/CFT rules to the crypto sector, and EU-wide limit of €10,000 on cash payments.
The conference is organised on 5 October 2021, starting at 14:30. No registration is needed and participation is free of charge.