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.
One of the objectives of the new Pact on Migration and Asylum is to enhance legal pathways to the EU, while engaging partner countries strategically on migration management.
With the Talent Mobility Package the Commission aims provide a comprehensive policy framework to address labour shortages and support the EU’s transition towards a green and digital economy; to facilitate legal migration pathways as part of the EU’s comprehensive approach to migration and improve relations between the EU and key partner countries, while avoiding the risk of ‘brain drain; to improve the overall efficiency of labour migration management at EU level, in particular in terms of the timeliness and resource-implications of the different processes, including when it comes to speeding up the process of recognising the skills and qualifications of non-EU candidates.