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.
This year celebrates the 10th anniversary of the implementation of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and the 7th EU-Korea Civil Society Forum (CSF) took place on 12 April. It was as an online event gathering civil society organisations represented in the Domestic Advisory Groups of both sides to discuss labour issues, including working hours, social dialogue and the state of play of the implementation of international standards and conventions (ILO). The joint conclusions of the CSF can be found here. The CSF was be completed on 13 April with a workshop on the topic of "Circular economy and the recycling of batteries".