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.
At a time of increasing geopolitical rivalry and the steady erosion of the multilateral rules-based trading system, EU’s competitiveness has taken centre stage in the EU agenda.
It must be recognised that the success of the EU can only be built on the foundation of thriving businesses. The EU must therefore step up its efforts to create a favourable environment for businesses to operate and thrive, ultimately creating jobs, growth and prosperity.
Against this backdrop, and in view of the next EU institutional cycle 2024-2029, the Employers' Group flagship event entitled "Leading the Way: A Competitiveness Agenda for a Stronger Europe" aims to raise awareness and stimulate discussion on the need for a comprehensive competitiveness agenda for the EU by providing a forum for dialogue between EU businesses and policymakers.