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.
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The EESC is to host a photography exhibition, "Images of Another Europe 1985-1989", featuring the work of Constantin Pittas, a well-known photographer from Greece.
In the late 1980s, Costantinos Pittas roamed all over the divided continent, from south to north, and from Lisbon to Krakow, in both Eastern and Western Europe. His camera was focused on the faces of fearful, repressed people in the East, the faces of the lonely or the elderly in the West.
His “naive” idea was to present Europeans as an entity, as a large family, extending beyond borders and walls.
The exhibition is being organizedto commemorate the 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall and will be on display at the EESC from 28 October until 22 November 2019.