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 EU-Serbia Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) held its 12th meeting on 26 November 2021 in Belgarde, Serbia. It is a platform established within the institutional framework of the EU‑Serbia Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA), enabling representatives of both the EU and the Serbian civil society to monitor the country's accession negotiations, discuss issues of common interest and point out concerns to be tackled on the Serbian path towards the European Union.
Besides the current state of play in EU-Serbia relations and the accession process, main topics of the 12th JCC meeting were Rule of law and functioning of democratic institutions and Importance of the Green Agenda for the Western Balkans for Serbia and Cluster 4 of the revised methodology.
A common declaration of the JCC was issued after the meeting.