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.
This report provides an overview of the country visits organised by the EESC Fundamental Rights and Rule of Law (FRRL) group in 2020 and 2021. It deals with seven country visits: to Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Czech Republic, Spain, Cyprus and Lithuania. The report follows the first synthesis report, issued by the FRRL group in June 2020, which covered the first seven country visits, which took place in the first two years of the Group's existence (2018-2019), to Romania, Poland, Hungary, Austria, France, Bulgaria and Italy.
Fundamental Rights and Rule of Law - National developments from a civil society perspective, 2020-2021