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.
Civil society and the Conference on the Future of Europe - Lisbon, 18-19 November 2021
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has published a brochure on its "Connecting EU" Seminar, held in Lisbon in November 2021. Entitled "What kind of Europe do you dream of? Civil society and the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE)", the seminar debated three topics that have been, in the EESC's view, at the top of concerns of many Europeans and closest to their hearts. Chosen among the nine proposed for citizen's discussions under the Conference, the topics were health; stronger economy, social justice and jobs; and European democracy.
The brochure brings the main takeaways and outcomes of the seminar, featuring all our distinguished speakers from academic circles, researchers and media and NGO representatives. With the seminar, the EESC showed its deep commitment to the CoFoE as a key step towards regaining people's trust in and support for the EU.