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.
"Le Comité économique et social européen (CESE) exprime sa solidarité avec les peuples des pays du sud de la Méditerranée qui luttent pacifiquement pour leurs libertés et droits fondamentaux, et appuie leur légitime aspiration à établir des démocraties stables dans leurs pays ..."
Resolution on The situation in the southern Mediterranean countries