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 EESC is hosting a photo exhibition to mark one year since the catastrophic earthquake that hit Croatia in December 2020.
Entitled "Stay with us", this collection of 25 photographs is a call that raises awareness of the devastating impact of natural disasters on all kinds of human, social and commercial activities.
The photos show craftsmen who lost their workshops and had no means to carry on their activities, but who kept inspiring people with their example, staying united and positive.
The images focus on the regions of Sisak, Petrinja, Glina and the surrounding areas, the ruins left behind and the countless issues that still need to be addressed for a return to normality, one year since the earth shook.
The exhibition will run from 15 February to 15 March 2022 and will be staged 100% virtually on the EESC's website. (ck)