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.
At the European Economic and Social Committee we see culture as a drive towards systemic change. The purpose of our cultural activities is to become a vehicle for transformation and to stimulate interactivity and active engagement, both individual and collective. We do this by linking our cultural activities to key topical issues of societal, historical, economic, humanitarian or political interest and of national or European concern.
Art and culture are considered to be one of the pillars in which the European vision of "United in Diversity" becomes realistic and finds embodiment.
You are invited to discover some of our most successful examples of this in this Culture Corner, which hosts our most prominent virtual art exhibitions.