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.
On 21 February 2019, the EESC holds the Civil Society for rEUnaissance event. The purpose of this event is two-fold: (1) to draw attention to Articles 2 and 3 of the Treaty on European Union), with the support of a number of civil society organisations, and (2) to mobilise civil society at all levels in the run-up to the European elections.
The event will be divided into two main parts: a morning session, including speeches and testimonies from high-level guests, and an afternoon session of topic-based workshops.
During the morning session (9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Charlemagne building), the floor will be given to a range of participants, including leaders/representatives of civil society organisations. To further enrich the event and debate, some presidents of the European institutions and of national economic and social councils have been invited, along with inspirational speakers.
The afternoon session (2.30 – 6.00 p.m.) in the JDE building will consist of the following round-table workshops: