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.
Each month in this column, we introduce a public figure whose work and commitment are a source of inspiration. Their courage, strength of character and determination to take action set a shining example and their bravery deserves respect. Our guest this month is Kostas Onisenko.
Kostas Onisenko is a Greek journalist of Ukrainian origin, who has been working for Greek media, newspapers and television for the last 20 years. Since 2014, he has been covering the Russia-Ukraine war while, for the last five years, he has been living in Kyiv, from where he has been sending reports to various Greek media outlets. At the same time, Onisenko regularly informs the Greek public about developments in Ukraine through his pages on social networks.