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.
570th plenary session of the EESC with the following guests and debates:
Digital rights and principles, related to the EESC opinions INT/976-988 and INT/978, with Professor Andrea Renda, Senior Research Fellow and Head of Global Governance, Regulation, Innovation and the Digital Economy at the Centre for European Policy Studies, on Wednesday 15 June at 3 p.m.
The results and the follow-up of the Conference on the Future of Europe, with Dubravka Šuica, Vice-President of the European Commission for Democracy and Demography, on Wednesday 15 June at 4.15 p.m.
The situation in Ukraine and the adoption of a resolution, with H.E. Mr Vsevolod Chentsov, Head of Mission of Ukraine to the EU, with Marta Barandiy, representing Promote Ukraine, and Mariya Korolchuk, representing Funky Citizens, on Thursday 16 June at 10 a.m.