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.
At the very beginning of the project group's work, an Online Forum was launched on the website dedicated to the project in order to allow interested stakeholders to contribute at each and every moment to the debate, to share experiences, to give their opinion, to exchange some ideas while reaching as large an audience as possible.
The appendix contains a few extracts of the different messages posted.