European Economic and Social Committee Press Releases

CES/09/53
Press Releases:
http://www.eesc.europa.eu/activities/press/cp/index_en.asp (English)
http://www.eesc.europa.eu/activities/press/cp/index_fr.asp (French)


The European Economic and Social Committee represents the various economic and social components of organised civil society. It is an institutional consultative body established by the 1957 Treaty of Rome. Its consultative role enables its members, and hence the organisations they represent, to participate in the Community decision-making process. The Committee has 344 members, who are appointed by the Council of Ministers.