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.
Study on Social Media and Social Networking as agents of Participatory Democracy and Civic Empowerment - The EESC Engages Organised Civil Society Organisations Online - Final Report
Social Media have clearly altered the nature of civil society and also have an impact on democratic and political engagement, particularly among civil society organisations. This study addresses questions on how EESC uses social media to reach civil society organisations and how in turn these organisations use social media to achieve their objectives. Finally it identifies ways in which EESC could encourage social media activity in order to inform, empower and foster constructive grassroots participation.
Social Media and Social Networking as agents of Participatory Democracy and Civic Empowerment - The EESC Engages Organised Civil Society Organisations Online