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 CARIFORUM-EU Consultative Committee (CC) was established with the task and responsibility of promoting dialogue and cooperation among delegates from civil society organizations, including the academic community, and social and economic partners. The dialogue is designed to encompass all economic, social and environmental dimensions within the context of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the Parties, as they pertain to the EPA's implementation.
On the agenda of the 7th meeting:
Post-Cotonou with a focus on CARIFORUM (Samoa Agreement)
Bridgetown Initiative for the reform of the global financial architecture
Impact of recent EU initiatives on trade between CARIFORUM and the EU
Report on the social, labour and environmental implications of the CARIFORUM-EU EPA