In the absence of extraordinary Congresses, CESI holds a regular Congress every four years, consisting of the members of the Presidium, a fixed number of delegates of the member organisations, and the Representative of the CESI Youth. Congresses see, most notably, the election of CESI’s President, Treasurer and Secretary General, as well as the adoption of motions to guide the work of CESI until the next Congress. Decisions by the Congress are binding for all member organisations.
The last Congress took place on December 2 2016, with the election of Romain Wolff (CGFP) as President, Urs Stauffer (ZV) as Treasurer and Klaus Heeger as Secretary General.
The Board is CESI’s supreme governing body between each of CESI’s Congresses, composed of the members of the Presidium plus one representative per member organisation. The Board legitimises the work of the Presidium and meets at least once a year.
The Presidium sets out CESI’s guidelines and priorities, adopted in agreement with the decisions made by the Congress and the Board. The 2016 CESI Congress appointed, in line with CESI’s statutes, a Presidium for the legislative term until 2020 consisting of CESI’s President, Treasurer, Secretary General, President of the Europe Academy and 8 Vice-Presidents.
CESI’s work priorities are coordinated and executed by the General Secretariat, overseen by the Secretary General. This includes CESI’s advocacy work, activities in social dialogue, training and capacity building for affiliates, and the maintenance and further development of an active network of member organisations which meet and deliberate, exchange best practices, and support each other in the promotion of worker rights and decent employment conditions at the national and EU-level.
All news about the governance of CESI, including activities of the Congress, Presidium and Board is available here.
Further information and details governing CESI’s organisational structure can be accessed in CESI’s statutes, available in the resources section.
Members of the Presidium
CESI President , CGFP
Secretary General , CESI
Treasurer , ZV
CESI Vice-President , MKKSZ
CESI Vice-President , FP-CGC
CESI Vice-President , CSIF
CESI Vice-President , CNV-Connectief
President of the Europe Academy , CSEN
CESI Vice-President , EUROFEDOP
Vice-President , DBB