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.
supports the provisions to the Shareholder Rights Directive, especially those that seek to strengthen the link between the remuneration awarded to directors and the long-term performance of companies,
notes that in its impact assessment the Commission argues that its proposals will lead to only a marginal increase in the administrative burden on listed companies. It will be important to assess this balance during the ex post evaluation of the Directive,
accepts the argument that, by creating more transparency on the impact of investment policies, investors will make more informed decisions and are likely to become more engaged with their investee companies. This should lead to better long-term performance by listed companies.