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.
Organised by: The Lifelong Learning Platform - European Civil Society for Education (LLLP), the European Association of Institutes for Vocational Training (EVBB) and Cooperatives Europe, in cooperation with the EESC Section for Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship (SOC)
WS 2 Skills and lifelong learning for democratic societies - Report
Organised by: The Centre for European Volunteering (CEV) and Volonteurope, in cooperation with the EESC Section for Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship (SOC) and EESC Section for Economic and Monetary Union (ECO)
Organised by: The European Digital Rights Association (EDRi) and the European Association for Local Democracy (ALDA), in cooperation with the EESC Section for Single Market, Production and Consumption (INT)
WS 6 Digital participation and digital rights in the European public space, a focus on youth - Report
Organised by: The Union of European Federalists (UEF) and the European Association for Local Democracy (ALDA), in cooperation with the EESC Section for Economic and Monetary Union (ECO) and EESC members
WS 7 Elections 2024 debating EU outside the capitals and the key role of organised civil society - Report
Organised by: The European Movement International (EMI), European Environmental Bureau (EEB) and Solidar, in cooperation with the EESC's Ad hoc Group on Fundamental rights and the rule of law (FRRL) and the EESC's European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) Ad hoc Group
WS 8 The Future of participatory and deliberative democracy - Report