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.
The EESC has been always involved in space issues and adopted many opinions in this field. In 2014 the Committee decided to organise an initiative on space to identify the most suitable means to achieve the priorities he has set out in its opinions.
The project Space & Society, composed by six EESC members and supported by ten external partners, focused on six different topics. In the first half of 2015, six different events were organised in six EU countries and the final conference held at the EESC's Brussels headquarters in June 2015 summarised the work carried out and identified ways of continuing the experience. The main conclusions and recommendations of the Space & Society project are summarized in this document, alongside with the reports from the different local events.