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.
For the well-being of European citizens and the functioning of single-market, mobility, trans- European networks, the development of the information society, energy, and services of general interest are all essential. The Section for Transport, Energy, Infrastructure and the Information Society (TEN) covers all these issues.
The opinions are the result of close collaboration with the other European Institutions, relevant stakeholders as well as with those organisations representing civil society that are concerned by those issues.
The TEN Section acts by means of:
opinions: based on in-depth analyses and a consensus-building process, the EESC is helping to bring Europe’s policies more into line with the expectations of European civil society;
close cooperation with the European Parliament, the European Commission, the Member States and European civil society organisations;
organisation of events on related topics: public hearings, conferences and meetings involving experts, policy-makers, stakeholders and the general public and
TEN members taking an active part in key events organised by external organisations.