|The European Confederation of Independent Trade Unions (CESI) defends the interests of some eight million workers vis-a-vis the European Institutions and brings together more than 50 trade union organisations in 26 countries. Since 2005, CESI has been a recognised social partner and, in this capacity, is regularly consulted on issues pertaining to the social dialogue.
The Europe Academy is CESI’s training centre. Through organising symposia which are subsidised by the European Commission, it provides its members with the possibility to find out more about topical issues in Europe and engage in debates with political decision-makers and international experts.
Topics addressed in previous seminars include: diversity within the public service in the European Union, lifelong learning, health and preventive healthcare, achieving an appropriate work/life balance, flexicurity, the European Social Model and demographic change.