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 European Economic and Social Committee is pleased to invite you to its public hearing on "Populism and fundamental rights – suburban and rural areas".
The hearing will discuss the socio-economic causes of the rise of populism in suburban and rural areas and why populism seems to have taken root in these areas. It will also explore the approach that Civil Society should take when facing this issue and analyse possible best practices.