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.
565th Plenary Session, with the following guests and debates:
Debate on the EU Priorities and Recovery, with Ursula VON DER LEYEN, President of the European Commission and Maroš ŠEFČOVIČ, Vice-president of the European Commission for Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight
Debate on the Fit for 55 package (linked to TEN/744-748-749-750-751 opinions), with Kadri SIMSON, Commissioner for Energy, Thursday 9 December at 10 a.m.
Debate on the New Sustainable Finance Strategy and on the Taxonomy Green Bond Standard (linked to ECO/551-552-555-558-559-560 opinions), with Mairead McGUINNESS, Commissioner for Financial Services, Financial Stability and Capital Markets Union