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.
On 14th of September 2021 the co-chairs of the EESC Liaison Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the EESC and the European civil society organisations that are member of the EES Liaison Group. With a view to the Conference of the Future of Europe, this MoU aims to join forces and to co-organise joint activities, debates and events at EU, national, regional and local level over the next few months.
This action plan is intended as a follow-up to the relevant Roadmap adopted by the NGO Forum in Riga in 2015, outlining the concrete actions needed for the implementation of better civil dialogue in the EU and the involvement of citizens and their associations. It reflects citizens’ calls for better decisions, better policy making and better governance responding to citizens’ needs.
Action Plan for the implementation of Articles 11(1) and 11(2) of the Treaty on European Union - Towards better EU civil dialogue and involvement of citizens for better policy-making building on the Riga Roadmap.