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.
Keynote address: Global perspectives on sustainable development Camilla Brückner, Director of the UN/UNDPOffice in Brussels and Representative of the UN System in the EU
The EU's sustainable development journey: achievements and challenges Vesa Terävä, Head of Unit, European Green Deal - Secretariat General, European Commission
National perspectives and setting the agenda during the Spanish Council Presidency Gabriel Castañares, Director-General of Accelerating Policies for the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda, Ministry of Agenda 2030 and Social Rights