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.
stresses that both the introduction of new legal solutions and the continuation of existing ones to support the outermost regions are essential for their economic growth, for balancing the internal market and for creating jobs in the local sector, and
estimates that in order to allow businesses to make long-term investment decisions, the proposed suspension should be established for a multi-annual period.