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 recent economic and political developments in Europe are a wake-up call for our leaders to take swifter action in order to strengthen the foundations of our Union, including the fragile political and institutional architecture underpinning the euro, thus ensuring lasting stability and prosperity for the people of Europe. Work should start as of now on building the missing blocks of a genuine EMU – embracing economic, fiscal, financial, social and political aspects, and including, where appropriate, discussions on a possible Treaty change. In its various opinions on EMU, the EESC has already reached a consensus on specific recommendations on all of these aspects, a summary of which you will find in this brochure.
Achever l’Union économique et monétaire européenne: Les points de vue de la société civile organisée