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 organised its 4th edition of the European Day of Social Economy Enterprises in Strasbourg, on 27 November. The event which was coorganised by the City of Strasbourg and the Eurometropole, and the French Ministry for an ecological and solidary transition was entitled: The Social Economy: mobilising cities, regions and civil society. Pact for Impact for the European Union.
The objective of the event was, on the one hand, to review the progress made in building an ecosystem for Social Economy Enterprises and, on the other hand, to see what the next steps are for this enterprise model to be recognised and more widely disseminated. The European Day of Social Economy Enterprises is also an excellent opportunity to give the floor to the actors in the sector. It is a way of getting a comprehensive view of the situation, creating synergies and discussing how to progress towards a systemic change at European level. The event was concluded by a reflection document which was handed over to the new European Commission and the new European Parliament.