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.
On 10 March 2020, at the dawn of the COVID-19 crisis, the European Commission adopted its Communication (COM (2020) 102 final) concerning a New Industrial Strategy for Europe. In order to take into account the latest developments related in particular to the pandemic, the Commission has announced the intention to publish in spring 2021 an Updated Industrial Strategy that would update and incorporate aspects emerged during the pandemic into the strategy.
Within the EESC, the Section for the Internal Market will be drafting an opinion on the Updated Industrial Strategy, opinion INT/935. In that context, the INT Section has requested a supplementary opinion from CCMI in order to zoom into the effects and needs of the health industrial ecosystem in respect to the Updated Industrial Strategy.