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.
575th plenary session, with the following guests and debates:
European Union's responses to (geo-) political challenges in 2023 – the perspective of the European Parliament, with Roberta Metsola, President of the European Parliament, on Wednesday 25 January 2023 at 11 a.m.
Priorities of the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union with Jessika Roswall, Minister for EU Affairs, Sweden, on Wednesday 25 January 2023 at 11.45 a.m.
30 years of the Single Market, our greatest success but also the biggest challenge for the next generation!, with Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission, on Tuesday 24 January 2023 at 5.30 p.m.
Mid-term assessment of the progress towards the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda- organised civil society's perspective, with Guillaume Lafortune, Vice-President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN SDSN) on Tuesday 24 January 2023 at 3 p.m.
You will be able to follow the debates by web streaming.