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 this partnership event, participants will learn more about the outputs from the CESCY project, but will also be given the opportunity to share their views on the topics at stake, as well as to hear from speakers and participants from different sectors and backgrounds.
Below are a few of the questions that the CESCY consortium has researched and addressed:
What kind of competences are needed for the transition to a circular economy?
How can young people acquire and develop the necessary skills, knowledge and attitudes?
What can education institutions, but also youth organisations, decision-makers and companies do to support young people in acquiring and developing such competences?
As the project is now coming to an end, key results and recommendations are ready to be presented, and valuable tools ready to be shared and used!
The CESCY partners have been working on the following outputs:
Mapping of the status quo on circular economy and sustainability implementation in several European countries
Research on competences for youth in the circular economy labour market
Recommendations for circular economy and sustainable practices implementation
Competence framework on circular economy and sustainability for youth work
Manual for practitioners to work with the competence framework
MOOC on Circular Economy and Sustainability competences
The worsening climate crisis and the growing scarcity of natural resources have increasingly demonstrated the limits of our predominantly linear economy. It is now undeniable that our business models and practices must become more sustainable and circular. In this context, it is essential that young people be prepared to contribute and lead the way towards a more circular economy in Europe and beyond.