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.
In September 2020, the International Trade Follow-up Committee sent a contribution to DG Trade in the context of the Trade policy review public consultation. This contribution is a compilation of recent EESC recommendations and provides an overview of what the EESC is able to contribute as this stage. The EESC will continue to feed in to the discussions during the new EESC mandate, starting in October 2020.
EESC International Trade Follow-up Committee contribution to Trade policy review