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.
2nd Meeting of the EU-Chile Joint Consultative Committee – Brussels, 8 November 2017
The EU-Chile Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) is a permanent body for consultation between civil society in Chile and the EU, as set out in Article 10 of the EU-Chile Association Agreement (AA) signed in 2002. It is made up of members of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and of members of organisations representing Chilean civil society. The JCC is co-chaired by Lidija Pavić-Rogošić, member of the EESC, and Abraham Armijo Cáceres, JCC member from Chile.
The EU-Chile Joint Consultative Committee held its second meeting in Brussels on 8 November 2017. The members of the JCC discussed the role of civil society in the modernisation of the EU-Chile Association Agreement and the Sustainable Development Agenda.
The next meeting of the JCC will take place in Santiago de Chile during the second half of 2018.