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's 350 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.
Roland Schäfer, Director for the Americas, European External Action Service; José María Zufiaur, President of the EESC's External Relations Section; Paulo Barros Vale, President of the Latin America Follow-up Committee, EESC
Flavia Cherry, Chair of the Caribbean Association for Feminist Research and Action and Nancy Elisabeth Fonseca Caldera, Director for International Affairs of the Employers' Confederation of the Republic of Mexico (COPARMEX)