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.
After having met with some of the Israeli ministries and Parliament, President Nilsson continues his mission by meeting the Palestinian Prime-Minister and both Palestinian and Israeli economic and social councils.
EESC Delegation with the Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad
EESC Delegation meeting the Israeli and the Palestinian economic and social councils
EESC President Staffan Nilsson and the Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad