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 European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) adopted at its April plenary session a resolution on the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) in which it calls on "a new narrative grounded on the realities of everyday life" to reconnect and engage with European citizens. For this, according to the resolution, it is essential to ensure that organised civil society is involved and plays a major role.
The resolution adopted by the EESC contains a series of recommendations to make the most of the opportunity presented by the upcoming CoFoE to design a more prosperous, sustainable and equitable future for the EU. The document also claims a relevant role for organized civil society and, consequently, for the EESC as the best-placed body to "effectively involve the organized civil society as it has the respective networks to do so".
A New Narrative for Europe - The EESC resolution on the Conference on the Future of Europe