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.
585th plenary session with the following guests and debates:
Commission work programme and priorities for 2024, with Maroš Šefčovič, European Commission Executive Vice-President for European Green Deal, Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight, at 3 p.m. on Wednesday 14 February 2024
Debate on Civil Dialogue, with Dubravka Šuica,Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Democracy and Demography, at 11.30 a.m. on Thursday 15 February 2024
The role of civil society in the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, with Tatiana Molcean, Under-Secretary General of the United Nations, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday 14 February 2024
Launch of the European Economic and Social Committee Enlargement Candidate Members’ initiative, with Edi Rama, Prime Minister of Albania and Milojko Spajić, Prime Minister of Montenegro, at 9.30 a.m. on Thursday 15 February 2024