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 and the University of Debrecen, Hungary orgnaised on 15-16 September, 2022 a high-level, prestigious international scientific-professional conference on Co-creation and services of general interest in the field of health and well-being in Debrecen, Hungary.
The conference, with the participation of experienced researchers, experts and professors, brought together local, national and European actors. The event comprised two sessions on the two days and covered areas of 'Co-creation of Services of General Interest' as well as 'Services of General Interest in the Field of Health and Well-being'. Transversal aspects of both topics were: the roles and opportunities of the Academia and the Civil Society on those service areas. The conference put forward evidence and identified the knowledge gaps concerning the needs for, and ways of, engaging citizens in the development of public services in the field of health and well-being.