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.
Welcome address by Dimitris DIMITRIADIS, president of the EESC External Relations
Introduction by Carlos TRINDADE, president of the EU-ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific states) Follow-up Committee
ACP in the priorities of the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU, Irena JAGER AGIUS, responsible for ACP at the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia
The EU-Africa comprehensive agenda and strategy, Jonas JONSSON, Head of Division, Pan-African affairs, Service of Deputy Secretary General for economic and global issues, Secretariat General of the European External Action Service
The new negotiated partnership agreement between the EU and its Member States and the members of the organisation of ACP states, Alexander BAUM, Secretariat-General of the European External Action Service
Organisation of the 29th meeting of ACP-EU economic and social interest groups – in camera