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 European Green Deal sets a high ambition for a toxic-free environment leading to zero pollution. The Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability (CSS) adopted on 14 October 2020 outlines the Commission’s strategy for the sustainable and safe use of chemicals. The objectives of the Strategy are to better protect citizens and the environment against hazardous chemicals and encourage innovation for the development of safe and sustainable alternatives. To this end, the CSS includes an institutional commitment of the Commission to present a new legislative proposal to amend the Cosmetic Products Regulation (Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009).
The revision focuses on cosmetic products, in particular on various actions and potential measures to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the current rules on cosmetic products. The aim of the revision is to ensure human health and the functioning of the internal market.