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.
Após a cessação das suas funções no Comité Económico e Social Europeu, os altos funcionários não podem, normalmente, exercer atividades de lobbying ou de representação junto dos seus antigos colegas durante um período de 12 meses. O CESE acompanha as atividades externas dos seus antigos altos funcionários e publica anualmente um relatório sobre esse acompanhamento.
(Artigo 16.º, terceiro e quarto parágrafos, do Estatuto dos Funcionários)
Occupational activities of former senior officials of the EESC after leaving the service