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.
During its 2nd meeting on the 8th February the Europe 2020 Steering Committee was discussing the involvement of civil society stakeholders in the preparation of National Reform Programmes (NRPs) and reviewed the European Semester.
Meeting of the Europe 2020 Steering Committe
EESC President Staffan Nilsson and Joost van Iersel, President of the Europe 2020 Steering Committee
Anna-Maria Darmanin, EESC Vice-President
Luca Jahier, President of the Various Interests Group