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.
Digital innovations, investment and competitiveness are often used as content fillers, but are far from being so. They have a real impact in how our economies and societies work, and cannot be abandoned by Workers and Trade Unions, leaving us in a reactive position. They must be seized and shaped, ensuring that the digital transition is a gateway to a fairer society, where technological innovations are put to use for the benefit of all, and not for the profit of a few. Investment is a powerful tool for development, but must happen in line with sustainability, not against it. And competitiveness can only benefit from a properly levelled playing field, where more innovative and creative companies take the lead, rather than companies that merely seek to obtain extra benefits from social dumping and environmental destruction.