European Economic and Social Committee plenary session

European Economic and Social Committee plenary session
  • Start date : 13/02/2013 00:00:00
  • End date : 14/02/2013 23:59:59
  • Where : Charlemagne building, Brussels

European Economic and Social Committee, Employment and social rights, Institutional affairs

The 344 Members of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) meet in plenary session in Brussels nine times a year, to discuss and adopt opinions, reports and resolutions.

On this occassion, EESC members will participate in debates with European Commission President, José Manuel Barroso; ECB Vice-President, Vitor Constâncio; and Lucinda Creighton, Irish Minister for European affairs.

The EESC is a consultative body that gives representatives of Europe's socio-occupational interest groups, and others, a formal platform to express their points of views on EU issues. Its opinions are forwarded to the larger institutions - the Council, the Commission and the European Parliament.