In November 2016 EFIL became member of the European Economic and Social Committee Liaison Group. The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is a consultative body of the European Union and it represents a wide range of national civil society organisations, from employers’ organisations to trade unions, and from consumer groups to 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 be more open, representative and effective, playing to the full its role as a bridge and major channel of communication between the EU and these European organisations.
Within the Liaison group there are representatives of European organisations from different sectors, namely Education & Training, Youth, Volunteering, Family Life and Children Rights, Consumer Policy and many others.
EFIL has been accepted as the substitute member in the sector of Youth.
To know more about the EESC Liaison group have a look here.