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.
considers it crucial to build a level playing field for all operators in the occasional transport sector, enabling fair competition.
highlights that the attempts to circumvent existing rules on drivers' working conditions must be firmly tackled by all the competent national and European authorities to make the sector, characterised by significant staff shortages, more attractive to work in.
proposes that much more attention be paid to the issue of effective implementation and enforcement of existing rules. There are opportunities for this to happen, not least through the use of digital tools to conduct inspections, which could be supported by EU funds.