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.
584th plenary session, with the following debates:
Priorities of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the Economy and a Social Europe, with Pierre-Yves Dermagne, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy and Employment of Belgium at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 17 January 2024
Priorities of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, with David Clarinval, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Middle Classes, the Self-Employed, SMEs, Agriculture, Institutional Reforms & Democratic Renewal of Belgium at 9.00 a.m. on Thursday, 18 January 2024
Cross-border energy infrastructure planning linked to the adoption of the TEN/823 opinion: Cross-border energy infrastructure planning, with Tinne Van der Straeten, Minister of Energy of Belgium at 10.15 a.m. on Thursday, 18 January 2024
European competitiveness and the future of the Internal Market linked to the adoption of the INT/1043 opinion: Developing a new European strategy for the Internal Market: helping our businesses to meet technological, social, environmental and competition challenges, at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, 17 January 2024
You will be able to follow the debates by web streaming. Web streaming