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.
583rd plenary session, with the following celebration, guests and debates:
Celebration of the 65th anniversary of the European Economic and Social Committee: Empowering Civil Society, Defending Democracy, with the participation of former EESC presidents and other distinguished guests related to EESC construction, at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday 13 December (followed by a reception)
The Conclusions of the Spanish Presidency of the EU, with Nadia Calviño, First Deputy Prime Minister of Spain and Minister for Economy and Digitalisation, at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday 13 December
Global climate commitments: reflecting on the outcomes of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP28, with participation of Wopke Hoekstra, Commissioner for Climate Action (tbc), Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Co-President of The Club of Rome and Agata Meysner, President of Generation Climate Europe (tbc)