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.
572nd Plenary session, with the following guests and debates:
The role of organised civil society and cities on resilience and recovery in the context of asymmetric shocks and unforeseen crises, linked to the adoption of two opinions: ECO/588 on Thematic partnerships under the Ljubljana agreement and ECO/596 on FAST-CARE, with Ivan Bartoš, Deputy Prime Minister for Digitisation and Minister of Regional Development of the Czech Republic, on Wednesday 21 September at 4.30 p.m.
Achieving efficient, accessible and fit-for future health and care policies in the EU, linked to the adoption of two opinions: SOC/720 on Health Workforce and Care Strategy for the future of Europe and INT/990 on Health Data Space, with Margaritis Schinas, Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of Promoting our European Way of Life, on Thursday 22 September at 9.15 a.m.
SMEs in Europe – challenges and perspectives, linked to the adoption of two opinions: INT/982 on Business transfers as promoters of sustainable recovery growth in the SME sector and INT/979 on SMEs, social economy enterprises, crafts and liberal professions Fit for 55, with David Clarinval, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for the Middle-Classes, the Self-Employed, SMEs, Agriculture, Institutional Reforms and Democratic Renewal of Belgium, Isabelle Schömann, Confederal Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and Véronique Willems, Secretary-general of SMEunited on Wednesday 21 September at 6 p.m.
Decent Work worldwide, linked to the adoption of the SOC/727 opinion, with Heinz Werner Koller, Regional Director of the ILO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia, on Thursday 22 September at 11 a.m.