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 European Commission will present later in 2023 its proposals for both the Mid Term Review of the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 as well as for a second set of new own resources to provide additional revenue streams for the EU Budget, notably for the repayment of the joint EU debt of the Recovery Plan. To provide input to the policy debate and to shape concrete policy proposals of the EESC in this respect, the EESC´s ECO section is organizing a policy debate withMargarida Marques, Member of the European Parliament, Vice-chair of the Committee on Budgets (BUDG). Ms Marques has been rapporteur for the European Parliament for various legislative and non-legislative files on the EU Budget, and most recently the European Parliament resolution of 15 December 2022 on upscaling the 2021-2027 multiannual financial framework: a resilient EU budget fit for new challenges.
The policy debate is organised on 30 May 2023 starting at 14:30 and is accessible via webstream. No registration is needed.