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.
Focused on the themes of democracy, active citizenship and youth engagement, the annual flagship youth summit "Your Europe, Your Say!" by the European Economic and Social Committee titled "Youth Democracy Dialogues" was held on 23 and 24 March 2023. It saw the participation of 105 students from 35 EU member states and candidate countries and included workshops, a cultural element and two youth plenary sessions.