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 3rd annual All DAGs meeting took place in a hybrid format on Monday 17 April 2023 at the EESC.
As the Domestic Advisory Groups (DAGs) approached the end of the 2020-2023 mandate, the objective of the event was to take stock of past challenges and achievements, including preliminary results for some of the DAGs' desk studies. It gave the opportunity to do a benchmarking exercise to prepare the next DAG mandates.
Topics covered included: labour and environmental agendas, partnerships, and going beyond sustainable development chapters. This was a strategic time of feedback and preparation with presentations by the EU DAG chairs and discussions between all EU DAG members. The meeting featured the European Commission's Chief Trade Enforcement Officer (CTEO) Denis Redonnet and Maria Martin-Prat, Deputy Director General DG TRADE.