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.
In order to prepare an exploratory opinion requested by the upcoming Spanish presidency, the EESC is organising a remote public hearing "Towards green collective bargaining in Europe: assessment of good practices and future prospects", on 26 January 2023.
By including perspectives from relevant institutional stakeholders, social partners and experts, the event will explore the role of collective bargaining in promoting environmental sustainability and the decarbonisation of the economy, and will look at recent experiences and best practices of green collective bargaining. The input will then feed into the EESC's opinion.