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.
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The EESC will host the photography exhibition "Kirja, a Finnish Story", featuring the work of NoémieKreitlow, a young professional photographer from Brussels. NoémieKreitlow did a project on Finnish cultural and social identity as part of her photography studies. Her documentary project, carried out in the city of Kouvola and its surroundings, culminated in an exhibition at the Finnish Permanent Representation in Brussels.
The exhibition will be displayed at the EESC from 23 September until 25 October 2019, in connection with the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU.