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.
569th plenary session, with the following guests and debates:
European responses to strengthen our economies and societies against the background of the current geo-political context, with Charles Michel, President of the European Council on Wednesday, 18 May at 2.45 p.m.
Recovery & Resilience, linked to the adoption of the resolution "Involvement of Organised Civil Society in the National Recovery and Resilience Plans – How can we improve it?", with Valdis Dombrovskis, Executive Vice President of the European Commission for an Economy that Works for People, on Wednesday, 18 May at 4 p.m.
The next generation of own resources for the EU budget, linked to the adoption of ECO/561 opinion on the "Proposal for an own resources decision" (open debate)
The revision of competition policy fit for new challenges, linked to the opinions INT/971 "A competition policy fit for new challenges" and INT/981 "State Aid for health and social services" (open debate)