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 Euromed Follow-up Committee is made up of members who meet on a regular basis. Besides monitoring the situation in the region from the viewpoint of civil society, the Committee focuses on the European Neighbourhood Policy, the EU’s work in the Mediterranean region and its impact on cooperation between the EU and its partner countries.
It also organises the yearly Euromed Summits, which bring together the Economic and Social Councils (ESCs) and similar institutions as well as civil society representatives in the EU and their partner countries. It publishes reports on topical issues that are subsequently presented to a large number of civil society representatives during these annual summits.