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 EEA CC met for the 32nd time in Brussels on 21 November 2023. The following items were on the agenda, among others:
30 years of the European Single Market: labour market and mobility in the EEA
Presentation on 'Cross-border labour mobility’ by Sigried Caspar, European Commission
Presentation of the European Parliament's report on EU-Switzerland relations by MEP Lukas Mandl, rapporteur
Presentation of the EESC’s information report "The Arctic – how to ensure a peaceful, sustainable and prosperous future for a geostrategic region" and planned next steps by Anders Ladefoged, rapporteur and Christian Moos, co-rapporteur