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 study on "The work of the future: ensuring lifelong learning and training of employees" looks into the existence of lifelong learning systems, including national legislations, collective agreements, and financial support, when it comes to workers and on the rights and opportunities of training that workers enjoy and their validation. It illustrates the views of the social partners and other organised civil society organisations on the matter and collects good practices.
The work of the future: ensuring lifelong learning and training of employees
Lifelong learning will ensure jobs and decent living standards. However, in the absence of a standardised system across the EU, not all workers have opportunities to reskill and upskill during their careers, an EESC study finds