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.
On 13 March 2017, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) held a high-level conference in Rome to mark the 60th anniversary of the founding treaties of Europe, signed in Rome on 25 March 1957.
Entitled “60 years of European communities – Let's shape the future!”, the conference was held in the Chamber of Deputies in the Palazzo Montecitorio under the auspices of the Italian government and parliament.
60 years of the European Community. Let’s shape the future!
The White Paper of 1 March 2017 on the Future of Europe "Reflections and scenarios for the EU27 by 2025" is the Commission's contribution to the debate on the future of our Union that starts with the celebrations of the 60th Anniversary of the Treaties of Rome and the Rome Declaration.