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.
The "Workers' Voice for more democratic participation" category is currently composed of members drawn by EESC Group II (Workers' Group). The main objectives of the category are:
to make sure that this topic is on the European political agenda, much higher than it currently is.
to organize opinion formation on relevant developments on this issue
to encourage the mainstreaming of workers' voice in EESC Opinions and other activities
to be a forum for participants to discuss the relevant policies.
To achieve these objectives, the category organises debates with the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and European Trade Union Federations, with representatives of the Council Presidencies, the European Parliament and the European Commission. Europe must now show that it wants to be more than a mere single market. “Workers' Voice” works socio-politically as a driver of active social inclusion and welfare statehood.