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 will host an artistic performance entitled "…because I'm a woman?" to mark International Women's Day, on 8 March 2022.
A short 10-minute video by the talented young Polish artist Patrycja Alenkuć will feature a dance performance complemented by storytelling.
The concept behind the performance is highlighting how resilient women are despite not being given enough support and regardless of their age, class, the country they live in, their profession, or other factors; hence the concept takes an intergenerational and at the same time a European, or even better, a universal approach.