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.
550th plenary session of the EESC, with the following guests and debates:
Debate on The Future of Work and the European Pillar of Social Rights with Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organisation, on Wednesday 19 February at 3 p.m.
Debate among EESC members on How the Committee can most effectively respond to international crises, on Wednesday 19 February at 5.00 p.m.
Presentation of the European Citizens' Initiative Eat ORIGINal with Paolo Di Stefano, Head of Coldiretti EU Liaison Office, on Thursday 20 February at 9.30 a.m.
Presentation of the European Commission work programme and the multiannual political priorities for 2019-2024 with MarošŠefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission - Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight, on Thursday 20 February at 10.30 a.m.