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 EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (FTA) envisages that DAG members of each Party will meet together at a Civil Society Forum to conduct a dialogue encompassing sustainable development aspects of trade relations between the Parties. The Civil Society Forum meets once a year unless otherwise agreed by the Parties, with the venue alternating between Brussels and Singapore.
In the 1st EU-Singapore FTA Trade and Sustainable Development (TSD) Public Stakeholders' Forum on 20 November 2020 the focus of the exchange of view will be in the trade-related environment issues, on the one hand, and trade-related labour issues, on the other hand. The Forum envisages also sharing on the discussions that have taken place at the TSD Board meeting on 17 and 18 November.
Information about the TSD Public Stakeholders' Forum is available also on the European Commission's webpage.