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-Chile Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) held its sixth preparatory meeting in the new mandate on 7 December 2020, one week after the successful visit of Foreign Affairs Minister Andrés Allamand Zavalala in Brussels.
The members of the JCC reiterate the need for more information on the modernisation of the Association Agreement and to be able to have a dialogue with the authorities on the issues that most affect civil society, as expressed in the Joint Declaration of 15 May 2010. On the proposals to strengthen the role of the Joint Consultative Committee: "They reiterate their request to preserve the EU-Chile Joint Consultative Committee in the future modernised Agreement, so that the JCC can express its views on any subject covered by the Agreement, including the trade chapter.
Please find here the final declaration of the previous, 5th meeting held on 15 May 2020 virtually.