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 5 July President Röpke participated in the 2023 Euromed Summit organised in cooperation with the Union for the Mediterranean Secretariat, the Anna Lindh Foundation and Bibliotheca Alexandrina. This year's summit focused on water scarcity and desertification as well as on digital and energy transitions in the Euro-Mediterranean region.
During his opening speech President Röpke underlined that water scarcity is a global problem, which is affecting many parts of the world, including Europe. He recalled the EESC efforts to make water a cross-cutting theme in EESC's work for 2023 – the so called "EU Blue Deal".
The President also underscored the paramount importance of the digital and green transitions in the Euro-Mediterranean region, which can contribute to ecological, economic and social development. Finally, he recalled the Egyptian National Strategy for Human Rights adopted in 2021 and the importance of proper implementation of this strategy.
During his visit to Egypt, President Röpke meet with number of President and high-level stakeholders from economic and social bodies, notably from Palestine, Israel, Jordan, as well as Executive Director of the Anna Lindh Foundation (ALF), Josep Ferré and the Head of EU Delegation to Egypt, H.E Christian Berger.