Committee presents views on EU-related issues to the European Commission, the EU Council and the European Parliament, thereby acting as a bridge between decision-makers EU institutions and citizens. The EESC allows interest groups to express official opinions on EU legislative proposals.
The main tasks of the Committee are:
to ensure that policies and EU law are consistent with the economic and social conditions while seeking consensus for mutual benefit;
encourage EU participation, giving organizations of workers and employers and other stakeholders the opportunity to express their views and ensuring dialogue between them;
to promote the values of European integration and to uphold the cause of participatory democracy and civil society organizations.