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.
On 8 March 2023, the fifth meeting of the EU Domestic Advisory Group was held in a hybrid format. One of the objectives of the meeting was to prepare the European side for the upcoming joint meeting with the Singapore DAG. Members followed a presentation on trade in services between the EU and Singapore, given by Mr Pascal Kerneis, Chairman of the EU DAG. In addition, DAG members received updates from the European Commission's DG TRADE on horizontal trade and investment matters with Singapore as well as on the implementation of the Trade and Sustainable Development Chapter of the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement.