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 and specifically the EESC Sustainable Development Observatory have long been committed to the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This section of its website provides relevant information and analysis on the implementation of the SDGs at European and national level, with detailed country-specific information. It will be regularly updated and offers a unique window to the active role of civil society organisations across Europe.
This section will be a valuable tool for everyone committed to the SDGs and looking to take stock of policies, national initiatives, Economic and Social Councils (ESCs) and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) activities focused on their implementation in the EU.