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 EESC is hosting an online photo exhibition entitled Heroes of Dark Times to highlight the situation of the political prisoners and increase awareness of the dangers of the authoritarian and oppressive system in Belarus.
The series of photos highlights the violations of human rights and freedom of expression by the Belarusian government, who have detained over 1100 political prisoners. They form a living testimony of the unprecedented state-orchestrated repressions that hinder the Belarusian people in their courageous struggle for democracy.
The photo exhibition will be staged in collaboration with the EESC's External Relations Section (REX), with a meeting planned for 12 April to launch the exhibition virtually.
It features a series of 32 photos and will be held 100% virtually.
The exhibition will run from 11 April to 6 May 2022.