The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) represents a wide range of national civil society organisations, from employers’ organisations and trade unions to consumer groups and social, educational, development and environmental organisations, just to name a few. In 2004, the Committee decided to set up a Liaison Group with European civil society organisations and networks in order to better represent and coordinate with the organisations active at EU level, and so play to the full its role as a bridge and major channel of communication between the EU and these European organisations. Aiming for stronger and more structured cooperation with these organisations and networks, the Liaison Group is designed to forge links and provide a forum for political dialogue.
UEF is a organization member.
The Civil Society Days
The annual Civil Society Days are the major Liaison Group initiative, organised jointly with the EESC. They bring together key players in European and national civil society organisations, entrepreneurs, academics, EU policy-makers and the media, and provide a forum for dialogue on issues that are of concern to civil society stakeholders at European level, dealing with subjects of great political and societal relevance