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 permanent group on Inclusion of the Roma is organising a public hearing on 7 December 2022 on ''National Roma strategic frameworks: perspectives and state of play''. The EU Roma strategic framework 2020-2030 invited Member States to develop and implement national Roma strategic frameworks, which include minimum commitments and also more ambitious ones for Member States with large Roma populations. This hearing will look at the state of play of the national Roma strategic frameworks in the Member States. It will look at some of the plans that these incorporate and discuss possible good practices.