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.
Between June 2021 and March 2022 we are organising a series of events on the updated new industrial strategy, announced by the European Commission on 5 May 2021. The main objective of these events is to hear the view of civil society organisations on the future of European industry. Each event focuses on a specific aspect of the strategy, from the role of critical raw materials to industry's role to achieve the Green Deal, from Europe's competitiveness on the global stage to a truly Just Transition and public & private investments.
On 21 February 2022 we are organising a webinar on Supply chains and the case of reshoring
The debate will focus on the following questions:
What is the geopolitical context in which the EU is manoeuvring? Opportunities and risks
How can more sustainable supply chains lead to their greater resilience?
What role can reshoring play in this endeavour?
The outcome of this debate will contribute to the debate on the objectives of the EU's industrial policy and will feed into an Industry Conference on 4 March 2022.
The event will be web-streamed with interpretation into EN, FR and ES.