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.
573rd Plenary session, with the following guests and debates:
Renewed cooperation agreement between the European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee, and the European Commission work programme 2023, with Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission for Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight, on Thursday 27 October at 9.30 a.m.
Improving women's participation in jobs and entrepreneurship: gender and intersectionality issues, linked to Gender Equality Week at the European Parliament and the adoption of SOC/724 opinion on Improving equality in the EU and the SOC/730 opinion on Family caring for people with disabilities and older persons, with Evelyn Regner, Vice-President of the European Parliament, on Wednesday 26 October at 5 p.m.
A strategic vision on energy transition to enable the EU strategic autonomy, linked to the adoption of the TEN/770 opinion, with Prof. Leonardo Meeus, on Wednesday 26 October at 3.45 p.m.
Resolution on Jointly tackling an existential threat: social partners and civil society for implementation of ambitious climate action with Pegah Moulana, Advocacy Coordinator at Youth and Environment Europe, on Wednesday 26 October at 6.30 p.m. (subject to the approval of the EESC Bureau)