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 European Union works on a number of fronts to promote cyber resilience across the EU. On 13 September 2017 the European Commission submitted to the Council a proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on ENISA, the "EU cybersecurity Agency", and the repealing Regulation (EU 526/2013), and on Information and Communication technology cybersecurity certification ("Cybersecurity Act").
The Council decided to consult the EESC on this proposal. As part of its consultative work, the EESC is holding a public hearing entitled "Cybersecurity act",which will take place on Tuesday, 9 January 2018,9:30-13:00, at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC),Rue Belliard 99 – 1040 Brussels (room JDE62).
The event will offer the opportunity to take stock of the emergence of a model of European resilience in the context of attacks hitting citizens, social systems and economic sectors across Member States.
These activities follow the adoption of the EESC opinion "Strengthening Europe's Cyber Resilience System" (TEN / 608) adopted in December 2016 :