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.
567th Plenary session, with the following guests and debates:
"The impact of COVID-19 on fundamental rights and the rule of law across the EU and the future of democracy" - Debate linked to the opinion SOC/691 on the same topic, with Věra Jourová, European Commission Vice-President for Values and Transparency, on Wednesday 23 February at 3 p.m.
"How can we create a more resilient, innovative and sustainable tourism?" - Debate linked to the opinion INT/949, on Wednesday 23 February at 4.30 p.m., with Martha Schultz, Managing Director of the Schultz Group, Vice-President of EUROCHAMBRES and Vice-President of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, o Alberto Corti, Head of the Tourism Sector of the Italian General Confederation of Enterprises, Professions and Self-Employment Confcommercio-Imprese per l'Italia, Kerstin Howald, Political Secretary of the European Federation of Trade Unions in the Food, Agriculture and Tourism, and Claudia Monteiro De Aguiar, Member of the European Parliament, rapporteur on the topic "Establishing an EU strategy for sustainable tourism"
"Fit for 55': delivering the EU's 2030 Climate Target on the way to climate neutrality" - Debate with Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President of the Commission, in charge of the European Green Deal, linked to the opinion NAT/843 on the same topic, on Thursday 24 February at 10 a.m.