Volunteering happens when volunteer energy (willingness, capability and availability to volunteer) and volunteer opportunities (possibility to volunteer) are matched. The objective of this study is to create classifications of volunteer energy and volunteer opportunities, providing a qualitative overview of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) that volunteering is facing in the EU.
The Czech presidency of the Council of the European Union will have to cope not only with the humanitarian crisis caused by the war in Ukraine but also with the lingering economic consequences of this war. The fact that Europe has not yet fully recovered from the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic only makes the challenge greater.
The EESC is committed to working closely with the Czech presidency and making the voice of European civil society organisations heard throughout the presidency.
Conclusions of the conference: "ECI Day 2022 -The European Citizens' Initiative 10 years on: ready for the future?" (EESC, 02/06/2022)
This brochure looks back on some of the mayor achievements of 2021. This exercise allows us not only to take stock of what we achieved but also how it echoed across Europe, on civil society organisations, and on European policymakers.
For the current mandate (October 2020 to April 2023) of the Civil Society Organisations’ Group (Group III), it has been decided to concentrate on the topic of poverty and on the role of civil society organisations and citizens' initiatives in combating it. The objective of the work programme of Group III for this period is to contribute to making local communities more sustainable, resilient, equitable, productive and socially just, whilst also upholding the highest levels of democratic governance, respect for rights and the rule of law.
This publication presents the Civil Society Organisations’ Group (Group III) of the European Economic and Social Committee.
How are EU decisions made?
How does the EESC contribute?
Discover in this publication the EESC's role in the European Union's decision-making process.
On 31 March 2022, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) held a high-level conference on Health challenges in the EU in the pandemic context.
In this vademecum, we present the history, competences, and main orientations for the coming years of the Consultative Commission on Industrial Change (CCMI), as well the 102 members and delegates that belongs to her.
Report on the virtual country visit to Lithuania – 15 and 17 December 2021
This report relays the views of Lithuanian civil society on freedom of association, freedom of assembly, the rule of law.