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 Domestic Advisory Groups (DAGs), set up under the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) to advise on the implementation of the agreement, held their second meeting on 6 November 2023, in London.
This meeting included a brief update from the UK and EU DAGs work since the last meeting in October 2022 as well as an outlook on future collaboration. Furthermore, the DAGs continued some relevant thematic focused discussions, in particular concerning regulatory cooperation and level playing field (including labour and environment & climate change), the Windsor Framework and trade in goods (including the Border Target Operating Model and regulatory cooperation).
Sir Oliver Heald, Chair of the UK Delegation to the EU-UK Parliamentary Partnership Assembly, participated in a fruitful exchange with members of both DAGs. Finally, in preparation for the Civil Society Forum taking place the day after, the DAGs held a discussion to agree on a Joint Statement.