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.
Given the essential nature of water and the current and future challenges facing the world and our continent, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) strongly believes that water can no longer be one of the elements of the Green Deal: a change of scale is needed at EU level. The EESC therefore calls on the European institutions to consider water as a priority and to adopt an EU Blue Deal as a standalone strategic policy, on an equal footing with the EU Green Deal. It must be a comprehensive, coherent policy, based on guiding principles and concrete actions as set out in this Declaration.