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 Committee welcomes the Commission's proposed amendments to the accounting directives concerning both disclosure of non-financial information and diversity on governing bodies. These limited amendments will help to improve the EU's corporate governance framework
The Committee recommends that the European Parliament and the Council take account of the balance achieved with these amendments, which increase transparency regarding environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG). The Commission's proposal constitutes a flexible and appropriate mechanism for improving communication with shareholders, investors and other stakeholders. This proposal is targeted only at large companies, in order to avoid imposing additional burdens on smaller businesses.