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.
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) organises an annual meeting of the EU-Africa Economic and Social Stakeholders' Network.
The sixth meeting of the EU-Africa Economic and Social Stakeholders' Network took place in Brussels, Belgium, on 3 and 4 July 2019. A political declaration was adopted by the network to be addressed to the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the African Union.
This event was intended primarily to:
enable non-state actors to understand and exchange on institutional investments mechanisms;
examine the EESC consultative work on investment and trade;
study the impact investing in the private sector;
study the impact investing in the social and environmental sectors.
Participants included representatives of networks and organisations of employers, workers and various interests (particularly farmers, consumers and cooperatives) from both continents.