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 22 February 2022, the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission, together with the European Economic and Social Committee, will organise an online stakeholder conference on the Economic Governance Review.
The aim of the stakeholder event is to ensure a wide-ranging and inclusive debate involving civil society, trade unions, employer representatives and citizens. The event will begin with keynote speeches by Christa Schweng, President of the European Economic and Social Committee, and Commissioner for Economy Paolo Gentiloni. Panelists from EU institutions and bodies, social partners and representatives of non-governmental organisations will then provide their views on the strands of the review.
The sessions will promote a horizontal discussion cutting across the various themes of the review, with debates on issues including debt sustainability and growth, macro-economic imbalances, investment, and the implementation of the rules.