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.
Industry and its value chains form the foundation of the EU economy and prosperity. Industry is an integral part of the digital and green transition. To thrive and remain a global player, it needs favourable conditions to innovate, invest, employ, operate and trade. This requires a level playing field with international competitors, in terms of regulatory and fiscal burdens and access to the markets of products and production resources. When reconciling different policy objectives, competitiveness must be given increased attention and weight.