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.
On 10 May, the Liberal Professions Category (of the EESC) hosted the 6th Edition of the European Day of the Liberal Professions entitled Liberal Professions: Lessons Learned and Challenges Ahead, which focused on positive and negative impacts following the COVID-19 crisis. The different panels addressed crucial topics, from digitalisation to education and sustainable development. The speakers' interventions looked into the challenges and opportunities that these turbulent times offer for the future of the Liberal Professions.