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.
Realistic targets are needed to achieve a competitive and sustainable energy ecosystem
A successful energy transition is a must-have on Europe's path to a sustainable future. However, to remain competitive, the transition of the delicate energy ecosystem needs to take place at the lowest possible socio-economic cost and while guaranteeing technological neutrality. Changing the energy ecosystem to clean energy technologies while catering for growing electrification will require massive investment, public acceptance, a boost in R&D&I and a skilled workforce.