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.
568th plenary session, with the following guests and debates:
Debate on the Resolution "War in Ukraine and its economic and social impact", with Ylva Johansson, Commissioner for Home Affairs, Anatoliy Kinakh, President of the National Tripartite Social and Economic Council, Ukraine, Alexander Shubin, Chair of the Ukrainian Civil Society Platform (tbc) and Gennadiy Chyzhykov who is the President of the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (tbc), a representative of the National Assembly of People with Disabilities of Ukraine and Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Founder of the Open Russia Foundation,on Thursday 24 March at 11.15 a. m.
Debate on the New European Bauhaus initiative, with Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, on Wednesday 23 March, at 3 p.m.
Presentation of the European Citizens' Initiative "Save bees and farmers! Towards a bee- friendly agriculture for a healthy environment'', with Helmut Burtscher-Schaden, PhD, representative of the ECI, Biochemist, GLOBAL 2000 – Friends of the Earth Austria, on Wednesday 23 March, at 3.45 p. m.
Adoption of the revised Rules of Procedure of the European Economic and Social Committee on Thursday 24 March at 10 a. m.