The EESC issues between 160 and 190 opinions and information reports a year.
It also organises several annual initiatives and events with a focus on civil society and citizens’ participation such as the Civil Society Prize, the Civil Society Days, the Your Europe, Your Say youth plenary and the ECI Day.
The EESC brings together representatives from all areas of organised civil society, who give their independent advice on EU policies and legislation. The EESC's326 Members are organised into three groups: Employers, Workers and Various Interests.
The EESC has six sections, specialising in concrete topics of relevance to the citizens of the European Union, ranging from social to economic affairs, energy, environment, external relations or the internal market.
The EESC is preparing several opinions on this package and will organise a public hearing on "Regional Development and Cohesion Policy – Cohesion Policy for the Period 2021-2027" bringing together officials, experts and civil society representatives to engage in the necessary consensus-building on the way ahead for our cohesion policy, which would also serve as an input to the EU leaders' decisions expected in the coming years.