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 Mediterranean region will be severely affected by climate change. Increased average temperatures, changing patterns of rainfall and sea level rise will affect water resources, biodiversity, human health, agriculture and tourism. These threats represent extraordinary challenges for governance and call for major efforts to lessen their negative and dangerous effects.
At the same time, countries on the Southern shore of the Mediterranean suffer from high unemployment rates, especially among young graduates and women. Sustainable development and the implementation of green economy policies are therefore all the more important for the Mediterranean region to drive sustained and equitable economic growth as well as inclusive job creation.
In addressing the topic of sustainable development, the Euromed Follow-Up Committee is complementing its previous information report on "Digitalisation and SMEs in the Mediterranean region". Digitalisation can notably contribute to a better management of natural resources and enhance sustainable development.