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.
During the meeting, EU DAG will discuss with a representative of the European Commission preparations for the meetings with Korea under the trade and sustainable development chapter, which will take place in Brussels in early 2017. The Group will also discuss the programme, the list of speakers and its own contributions to the next EU-Korea Civil Society Forum and the accompanying workshop on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). EU DAG will have moreover the opportunity to receive update and to discuss the state of play and the next steps in the ex-post evaluation of the agreement as well as implementation of the EU-Korea joint project related to the ILO Convention No. 111.