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 European Economic Area Consultative Committee held its 31st annual meeting in Stockholm, Sweden, on 14 and 15 March 2023. The EEA CC members discussed resolutions and reports on energy resilience in the EEA in view of the geopolitical landscape and on the future cooperation of the European Political Community (EPC).
The EEA CC had fruitful discussion on European competitiveness and productivity with Eva Sjögren, Director General for EU Affairs in Prime Minister’s Office, who represented at the meeting the Swedish EU Presidency. Jørn Gloslie, Director at the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, highlighted the latest developments of the EEA Agreement.
A joint statement was adopted where the Committee emphasised the importance of close cooperation between the EEA EFTA States and the EU in times of geopolitical uncertainty. It was stressed that the EEA States must do everything in their power to prevent ‘war fatigue’ and support Ukraine for as long as necessary.