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.
We want a European Union that delivers for the many, not for the few: that is social, democratic and progressive. We will work towards a EU that protects and enables workers and other citizens and provides secure and fair perspectives for all by tackling the challenges of globalization, digitalization and climate change in a coherent way...
Declaration of the Workers' Group - Elections 2019