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.
recommends that in pursuing inclusivity, governments put in place comprehensive strategies, supporting measures and legislation that is adequate and proportionate, to ensure the interoperability, quality, human-centricity, transparency, security, safety and the accessibility of digital public services and products, as well as optimal access to health, education and economic and cultural opportunities;
recognises that digitalisation can provide both opportunities and threats for businesses and governments should provide adequate financial support, including through EU funds to businesses of all sizes, especially SMEs;
recommends that work practices such as remote working be implemented with full consideration for work-life balance;
recommends that Member States work more closely together on the development and validation of digital solutions, leading to a network for sharing best practices;
recommends an EU-wide review of government policies and measures to engage the relevant stakeholders in proposing effective measures based on social justice;
recommends strengthening the Digital Services Act (DSA) and the Digital Markets Act (DMA), as a pre-condition for a digital transformation that is trustworthy and where consumers can make choices in a truly open and competitive market;
emphasises that equity and social dialogue should always be the guiding principles for implementing digital and green technologies.