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 European Commission organised the second Civil Society Forum of the EU-UK trade and cooperation agreement (TCA) on 7 November 2023, in London.
Participation was open to civil society organisations representing employers organisations, workers representatives, NGOs and academics.
The Scope of the Civil Society Forum of the EU-UK TCA is part 2 of the agreement covering areas of Trade, Transport and Fisheries. The agenda for this second meeting of the CSF included trade in goods, regulatory cooperation and level playing field, energy and climate change & trade in services.
2nd EU - UK civil society forum - November 2023 - agenda