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.
Committed to promote and enhance the youth summit's outcome, the EESC participated in and attended the biannual youth event by the European Parliament European Youth Event (EYE) on 9th June in Strasbourg.
The activity featuring in the EYE agenda under the hashtags #DEMOCRACY and #PARTICIPATION, aimed at collecting ideas on how to implement the recommendations by moving from theory to action. Conducted following the module of a World Café Method, the workshop gave an overview on the strengths and weaknesses of the single recommendations.
The outcome of the fruitful session included proposals and next steps on how to put the recommendations in place, such as:
Find investors and highly qualified web developers to create the app
Integrate the platform`s layout with a section containing educational games, a learning corner, and an institutions information hub, where users can explore more about the different institutions and take virtual tours, where applicable;
Draft a framework of rules of use and regulations to ensure data protection and fair use of the app;
Create a task force to suggest and select the contents and ensure their quality, credibility and trustworthiness.