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 Cariforum-EU Economic Partnership Agreement provides for the establishment of an Advisory Committee to monitor the agreement through economic and social partners and representatives of civil society organizations. Its main task is to make recommendations on the economic, social and environmental aspects of relations between the EU and the CARIFORUM countries, as they arise in the context of the implementation of the Economic Partnership Agreement.
The composition of the Advisory Committee shall be determined by a Joint Council in order to ensure a broad representation and consultation of all interested parties. It consists of representatives from CARIFORUM countries and the EU, including EESC members.
When it is the EU's turn to act as secretary of the Advisory Committee, the EESC is in charge (every two years).
Rules of procedure of the CARIFORUM-EU Consultative Committee