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.
EESC resolution on the long-lasting legacy of the European Year of Youth: youth mainstreaming and empowerment proposed by SOC section president Laurenţiu PLOSCEANU at the request of the coordination group for the European Year of Youth (Katrīna LEITĀNE (president), Neža REPANŠEK, Michael McLOUGHLIN, Nicoletta MERLO, Mateusz Maciej SZYMANSKI, Florian MARIN, Pierre BOLLON, Dolores SAMMUT BONNICI and Davor MAJETIC)
The long-lasting legacy of the European Year of Youth: youth mainstreaming and empowerment