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.
even though liberal professions are already very successful in using digital and artificial AI applications for the benefit of their clients they must also be able to identify and gauge the dangers arising from the use of digital technologies;
patients and clients must be able to have trust in professional services being delivered under the provider's own responsibility on a professional basis and independently of outside interests;
professions must consistently ensure data protection and defend it against third parties;
the EU needs secure digital infrastructure in order to avert data misuse;
liberal professions need to update the content of training in order to ensure their own IT and digital skills and those of their employees are of the highest possible quality standard;
the creation of new professions made possible by digitalisation should be encouraged, on the basis of the criteria and principles set out in the Rome Manifesto.