The European Economic and Social Committee

01-10-2017

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is a consultative body of the European Union. It is composed of 350 members. Its opinions are required on the basis of a mandatory consultation in the fields established by the Treaties or a voluntary consultation by the Commission, the Council, or Parliament. It may also issue opinions on its own initiative. Its members are not bound by any instructions. They are to be completely independent in the performance of their duties, in the Union’s general interest.

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is a consultative body of the European Union. It is composed of 350 members. Its opinions are required on the basis of a mandatory consultation in the fields established by the Treaties or a voluntary consultation by the Commission, the Council, or Parliament. It may also issue opinions on its own initiative. Its members are not bound by any instructions. They are to be completely independent in the performance of their duties, in the Union’s general interest.