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.
In our recent opinion on European tourism, we point out the European Tourism Forum as a place where the different stakeholders in the industry could come together to improve and distribute information on sustainable and competitive tourism.
And this comes very timely as we need to focus on all Growth creations potential sectors in the EU. Tourism is a key sector and plays a vital role in achieving the objectives of growth and employment.