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.
From left to right: Teresa Petrangolini, Secretary-General of the association CittadinanzAttiva – Active Citizenship Network, Italy (1st prize), Alexandra Scicluna, National Student Travel Foundation, Malta (2nd prize ex aequo), EESC Presiden...
From left to right: Edgardo Maria Iozia, Italian EESC member, with the representatives of the Italian association CittadinanzAttiva – Active Citizenship Network, Secretary-General Teresa Petrangolini and Charlotte Roffiaen