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.
endorses the Commission's ambitious goal of reducing the number of road fatalities to half of 2010 levels during the period 2011 to 2020.
welcomes the proposed Decision and Regulation to ensure that from October 2015 all new models of passenger cars and light duty vehicles would be fitted with 112 eCall.
while appreciating the possible financial cost on automotive manufacturers, calls on manufacturers to also install eCall technology as soon as possible on existing types of vehicles to be manufactured after October 2015.
urges manufacturers and Member States to extend the eCall system to powered two wheelers as soon as possible.
believes that a European road safety agency should be set up to help harmonise and drive the implementation of road safety across the EU, including the implementation of eCall.