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.
To mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December), the EESC presents the virtual photographic exhibition "Do you know these Sports Women?"
The exhibition consists of a series of posters that present sports women from the eight Andalusian regions in Spain. All of them are female athletes with an intellectual disability, who live and do sports, thanks to their tremendous efforts and those of their families, without any obstacle that would otherwise prevent them from thriving in their activity.
The exhibition consists of posters that display the stories and experiences of 24 female athletes. Three posters per region unveil the courage, progress and strength that characterise these sports women, who, against all odds, use sports as a force for change in their lives. They are devoted to their dreams and desire to live and succeed.
The project was launched in November 2021 by the Spanish and Andalusian Sports Federations for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (FEDDI and FANDDI), under the support of the Supreme Council for Sports of Spain. It aims to raise awareness and increase the visibility of sports women with intellectual disabilities.
The photographic exhibition is staged to highlight the work done by the EESC on issues that concern people with disabilities.
The EESC's Section for Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship (SOC) has set up a Permanent group on Disability Rights. Its main goals are to provide a forum for the civil society perspective, particularly for organisations of people with disabilities, and to gather and take stock of reactions on progress in implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).