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 the art exhibition "Post-industrial Societies: Art & Crisis of Values" featuring the work of the Spanish artist, Jesus Montoia Oribe. The exhibition has been organised to highlight the work done by the EESC in the field of industrial change.It will be displayed at the EESC from 3 June until 30 June.