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 project gathers first-hand experience from island communities across the European Union (EU), with the objective to identify innovative projects that are likely to inspire other island communities in the EU. In practical terms, the EESC is identifying remarkable initiatives, often implemented in an interactive way with the participation of the civil society and citizens, in the fields of information and communication technologies (ICT), energy, transport, environment, tourism, economic development, research, governance and social innovation.