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.
562nd plenary session of the EESC, with the following guests and debates:
Presentation of the Priorities of the Slovenian Presidency (linked to opinion SOC/684) by Anže Logar, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia, on Thursday 8 July at 10 a.m.
Debate on A post-Covid economy that works for all - Towards a well-being economy? with Tim Jackson, economist; James Watson, ECON Director at Business Europe; Sandrine Dixson-Declève, co-president of the Club of Rome; and Fabrice Murtin, economist, on Wednesday 7 July at 2.45 p.m.
Debate on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (linked to opinions INT/933, INT/942 and INT/943) with Jayant Narayan, Head of the World Economic Forum’s Global AI Action Alliance, on Wednesday 7 July at 5 p.m.