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.
576th plenary session, with the following guests and debates (Draft Agenda):
Supporting labour market developments: how to maintain employability, boost productivity and develop skills, especially in SMEs, in the context of the European Year of Skills 2023 linked to the adoption of the related SOC/722 own-initiative opinion, with Stefano Scarpetta, Director for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (andother speakers tbc) on Wednesday 22 February 2023 at 5 p.m.
The European Neighbourhood Policy – the Belarussian way, with Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Leader of the Belarusian democratic movement on Wednesday 22 February 2023 at 3 p.m.
One year from the start of the war in Ukraine – Impact of the war on people in Ukraine and in the EU, with OleksandraMatviichuk, Head of the Centre for Civic Liberties and Lora Pappa, Founder and President of the Greek NGO METAdrasi – Action for Migration Development, on Thursday 23 February 2023 at 11 a.m.