30 years of commitment. Now more than ever – CESI to hold 8th ordinary Congress on December 10/11 2020

On December 10/11 2020, CESI will hold its next (eighth) ordinary Congress. Coinciding with the 30-year anniversary of the foundation of CESI in 1990 as well as with a historic pandemic in the current year 2020, which overhauls not only public health and the economy but also challenges labour markets, employment and trade unionism, the Congress will be held under the theme ’30 years of commitment. Now more than ever’.

Due to the Covid pandemic, the Congress will be held, for the first time, in an online format.

The Congress will see the election of CESI’s President, Secretary General, Vice-Presidents and further mandate holders.

The European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights, Nicolas Schmit, is announced as a keynote speaker.

A total of 75 motions and one main motion to steer CESI during the next years will be debated and, then, adopted, with key demands of independent trade unions across Europe for the future of work and social protection in the EU.

An urgency motion addresses particular priorities for trade unions in the current political agenda, most notably related to Brexit and the negotiations of a rule of law-based next Multiannual financial framework (MFF) for the EU.

Adopted motions and further material will be published on the CESI website following the conclusion of the Congress on December 11.