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.
Mission report – Germany – 13-14 November 2019
EESC Study Group on Immigration and Integration
Between October 2019 and March 2020, the IMI Group conducted five fact-finding missions as part of a project on the role of civil society organisations in ensuring the integration of migrants and refugees. Delegations of three EESC members each, supported by the EESC secretariat, visited Sweden, Malta, Germany, Bulgaria and Greece. The country visits provided an in-depth picture of problems and best practices, documented in individual country reports. The five country reports feed into a summary report presenting the project's main findings, conclusions and recommendations.
Project on the role of civil society organisations in ensuring the integration of migrants and refugees - Mission report - Germany