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 2 June, the EESC hosted the 2022 edition of its annual European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) Day, providing a platform for dialogue and information on the ECI tool as well as on specific citizens’ initiatives. Under the title “The European Citizens’ Initiative 10 years on, ready for the future?”, the event marked the 10th anniversary of this unique cross-border instrument and thus provided a good opportunity to take stock as well as to look forwards towards the future.
ECI Day 2022: The European Citizens’ Initiative 10 years on: ready for the future?