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.
Sergey Lagodinsky, Member of the European Parliament, Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance
Olivia Grégoire, French Secretary of State to the Minister for the Economy, Finance and Recovery, responsible for the Social and Responsible Economy, on behalf of the French EU Council Presidency (video message)
Jo Swinson, Director of Partners for a New Economy
Alexandrina Najmowicz, Co-chair of the Civil Society Convention on the Future of Europe, Secretary General of the European Civic Forum
Piotr Sadowski, President of Social Platform, Secretary General of Volonteurope
Questions and answers (live, from the public/chat/Sli.do)
Organised by the European Association of Institutes for Vocational Training (EVBB), the Lifelong Learning Platform (LLLP) and the European Federation of National Engineering Associations (FEANI) in cooperation with the EESC section for Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship (SOC) and the EESC Labour Market Observatory (LMO)
Organised by the Young Entrepreneurs Organisation of the European Union (JEUNE) in cooperation with the EESC section on Agriculture, Rural Development and the Environment (NAT) and the EESC Sustainable Development Observatory (SDO)
Organised by the Centre for European Volunteering (CEV) and Volonteurope in cooperation with the EESC section for Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship (SOC) and the EESC section for economic and monetary union and economic and social cohesion (ECO)
Organised by Social Economy Europe (SEE), Solidar, Cooperatives Europe and the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) in cooperation with the EESC Section on Agriculture, Rural Development and the Environment (NAT) and the Sustainable Development Observatory (SDO)
Organised by Union of European Federalists (UEF) and Social Economy Europe (SEE) in cooperation with the EESC section for Economic and Monetary Union and Economic and Social Cohesion (ECO) and the Consultative Committee on Industrial Change (CCMI)