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.
As in the previous year, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is supporting the initiative "European Gender Equality Week: 23-29 October 2023" organised by the European Parliament and chaired by the Vice-President Evelyn Regner. The EESC has planned a series of thematic debates integrated into the work of its sections to underpin the gender equality as a fundamental principle for social justice, economic development, and the overall well-being of society.
Following the European Gender Equality Week organised by the European Parliament (24-30 October), chaired by the Vice-President Evelyn Regner, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) supporting this initiative, is planning a series of thematic debates organised by the various sections.