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.
Conclusions from the EESC events in the framework of the Conference on the Future of Europe
The Conference on the Future of Europe was an unprecedented democratic exercise that involved citizens from all over Europe in key debates on the future of the continent. As the home of European organised civil society, the EESC was committed to this process from the beginning and made an effort to bring the debate to the grassroots level. Relying on its members and their extended network of civil society organisations in the Member States, the EESC organised 75 events across Europe, 45 of which alone gathered more than 7 600 participants. The document Organised civil society's vision for the future of Europe presents the results of those consultations, detailing recommendations and ideas that fed into the 325 final proposals adopted by the Conference in May 2022.
Organised civil society’s vision for the future of Europe