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 opinion shows that Europe’s brewers remain global leaders and that they have adapted in the face of economic crisis. However, the report makes clear that there is untapped potential in this sector and
that supportive taxation and trade policies, along with full recognition of the important role of the hospitality sector, can help it maintain its global standing and provide growth and jobs.
The European beer industry - Incentivising the growth potential