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.
On 1 July 2023, Spain takes over the presidency of the Council of the European Union for six months.
The European Economic and Social Committee develops a set of activities in cooperation with the presidency, mainly preparing exploratory opinions at the request of the presidency and organising events on topics of common interest in cooperation with the presidency. In this webpage, you can find all the information of these EESC activities.
The main priorities of the Spanish presidency of the Council of the European Union are the following:
Reindustrialise the EU and ensure its open strategic autonomy
Advance in the green transition and the environmental adaptation