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.
European Economic and Social Committee - 99 rue Belliard
Within the framework of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU, the European Economic and Social Committee is hosting the exhibition "Austria Contemporary" that will be displayed at the EESC from July 11th until September 14th 2018.
The exhibition is a representative selection of works of contemporary Austrian art; all exhibited pieces are from the Austrian Federal Government's Artothek. Taken as a whole, they provide an exemplary overview of artistic work in Austria.
The exhibition will remain open at Foyer 6 until 14 September 2018
Venue: EESC – JDE Building,
rue Belliard 99 – 6th floor – Foyer