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.
The Section for the Single Market, Production and Consumption (INT) of the European Economic and Social Committee is made up of 130 members and is responsible for drafting the EESC's opinions on matters relating to the smooth operation and completion of the single market.
It deals with topics such as digitalisation and artificial intelligence, competition policy, industrial policy, financial services, small and medium-sized enterprises, the social economy, the circular economy, company law, consumer protection, research and innovation and the EU customs union.