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.
"Achieving sustainable growth in a competitive world is challenging. The challenge is even greater for the European Union, as the Old Continent faces a severe competitiveness deficit. Without entering into a health review, that could be delivered at a further stage, of each of the 28 Member States, the ambition of this study is to draw-up a comprehensive picture of EU economic growth. This will lead to specific recommendations on the conditions to restore EU competitiveness and a scoreboard of the current state of reforms among Member States. The reader will have a clearer appreciation of the tools that could be usefully mobilised on both economic and political levels to tackle the growth issue and seize the most realistic opportunities to restore growth within the EU. We analyse step by step the main reasons for the EU’s lack of competitiveness paving the way for a comprehensive analysis of the conditions necessary to stimulate EU competitiveness. There follows a review of the current state of reforms. The conclusions are summarized in a SWOT analysis chart for the EU."
Key factors affecting the future growth of Europe – STUDY