CESI established an own youth organisation, the CESI Youth, in 2013 in order to encourage and promote union activity among young people and to give a voice to CESI’s young affiliates.
The CESI Youth is composed of the youth representatives of CESI’s member organisations and is steered by a Youth Representative, a Vice-Youth Representative and a Board. Representative, Vice-Representative and Board get elected by a Youth Congress which takes place every four years and also sets out overarching guidance and objectives for the work of the CESI Youth until the next Congress. The last Congress took place in November 2017. CESI’s General Secretariat supports the CESI Youth in the implementation and execution of its objectives.
The current Representative and Vice-Representative of the CESI Youth are Matthäus Fandrejewski (dbb) and Valentina Viviani (CISAL).
The CESI Youth holds at least one regular meeting per year, further informing the youth-related interest representation of CESI. As such, CESI Youth meetings also act as a forum for exchange of views, expertise and information on youth-related subject matters between its members and for deliberation and debate with politicians, stakeholders, academics and representatives of national and EU institutions and agencies.
CESI is committed to promote the development of the CESI Youth and its inclusion in CESI’s internal decision-making processes. The CESI Youth Representative (and the Vice-Youth Representative as a substitute) sits on CESI’s Board with advisory voting rights and is a delegate at CESI Congresses. Moreover, the CESI Youth has the right to submit motions to the CESI Congress, accompanied by a position of the Presidium of CESI. Following the first CESI Youth Congress, the CESI Youth will have its own Constitution and rules of procedure but remains structurally embedded in CESI, receiving its yearly budget from CESI and working within the general objectives of the organisation.
Further organisational details as well as the subject-specific position papers of the CESI Youth are available in the resources section.
Read all news about the CESI Youth here.
CESI Youth’s work can also be followed on its Facebook page and on Twitter (@CESIYouth).
The CESI Youth Representative can be contacted by e-mail via [email protected].
CESI Youth Leadership
CESI Youth Representative, dbb
CESI Vice-Youth Representative, CISAL
Policy Adviser, CESI General Secretariat
CESI Youth Board Member, CSEN
CESI Youth Board Member, CGFP
CESI Youth Board Member, MKKSz
CESI Youth Board Member, WZZ S-O
CESI Youth Board Member, Confedir
CESI Youth Board Member, ALE