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's 350 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.
Debate on Brexit, with Michel BARNIER, chief negotiator responsible for the Commission's task force for the preparation and conduct of negotiations with the United Kingdom, on Wednesday 23 January at 2.30 p.m.
Debate on "Reforming the WTO to adapt to developments in world trade", with Karl BRAUNER, deputy director-general of the World Trade Organization, on Wednesday 23 January at 4.30 p.m.
Debate on the presentation of the priorities of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU, with Vasilica Viorica DĂNCILĂ, prime minister of Romania, on Thursday 24 January at 9.30 a.m.