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.
559th Plenary session of the EESC, with the following guests and debates :
Wednesday 24 March, at 2.45 p.m. – Debate on the European Disability Rights Strategy with Helena Dalli, European Commissioner for Equality
Wednesday 24 March, at 4 p.m. – Debate with Olivér Várhelyi, European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, on Enhancing the accession process - A credible EU perspective for the Western Balkans (linked to REX/533)
Thursday 25 March, at 10 a.m. – Debate with Valdis Dombrovskis, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission for An Economy that Works for People