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.
Better self- and co-regulation (link to the Commission's website where companies and other organisations may exchange ideas and information about their practice as regards self- and co-regulation activities, and upload relevant materials)
Peer Review: Reports outlining EU Member States National Action Plans on CSR and exchange of experience in their implementation
CSR in EU Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), example of EU-Korea FTA
EU-Korea FTA; Chapter 13 of the Agreement is dedicated to Trade and Sustainable Development; references to cooperation in the area of CSR are in Article 13.6 (Trade favouring sustainable development) and in Annex 13 (letter d) to the Agreement