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 2022 meeting of the All DAGs (Domestic Advisory Groups) which is taking place on 12 July starting at 10 a.m. in a Hybrid format at the EESC premises (room JDE52) follows the recent adoption of the European Commission Communication on the Trade and Sustainable Development Review (TSD): 'The power of trade partnerships: together for green and just economic growth'. This review constitutes a major re-thinking of the EU approach to its trade and sustainable development (TSD) chapters and strengthens TSD enforcement and enforceability by introducing the possibility of trade sanctions and underpins the role of the DAGs by a new level of institutional involvement.
The meeting will look at the state of play and future of the Domestic Advisory Groups (DAGs) under the EU Free Trade Agreements, as well as the important role of trade and sustainability in promoting fair and inclusive growth worldwide and resilient supply chains. DAG Members will have the opportunity to discuss the impact of DAGs, their successes, challenges and perspectives in a changing world.