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 event "Your Europe, Your Say!" took place on 26-28 April 2012.
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) invited school pupils and teachers from all over Europe to join them in Brussels. The schools were invited to send three pupils and one teacher to take part in a simulated plenary session of the Committee. The pupils had the opportunity not only to have their voices heard at the heart of Europe, but also to discover friends and allies among their counterparts in every EU country.