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.
531st Plenary Session, with the following debates and speakers:
The climate finance pact, with Miguel Arias Cañete, Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy,Pierre Larrouturou, agricultural engineer and economist, Jean Jouzel, climatologist and member of the French Economic, Social and Environmental Council
(co-authors of "To avoid climate and financial chaos")
Presentation of the priorities of the Bulgarian presidency of the Council of the EU, with Ms Zornitsa Roussinova, Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Policy, on Wednesday 17 January at 5 p.m.