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.
543rd Plenary Session, with the following speakers an debates:
Debate on the challenges of competition policy for the new European Commission and the new European Parliament, in particular in the context of the digital economy and sustainable development, with Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition, Thursday 16 May at 9.15 a.m.
Debate on anti-Semitism, with Raya Kalenova, vice-president of the European Jewish Congress, Michał Bilewicz, associate professor at the Centre for Research on Prejudice, Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw,
Joël Kotek, professor at the Free University of Brussels and the Paris Institute of Political Studies, member of the Scientific Council of the Museum of the Shoah and Human Rights of Mechelen, Belgian correspondent of the University of Tel Aviv, Thursday 16 May at 10.15 a.m.