Governance

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 in December 2020, 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 2020 CESI Congress appointed, in line with CESI’s statutes, a Presidium for the legislative term until 2024 consisting of CESI’s President, Treasurer, Secretary General, President of the Europe Academy and 7 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.

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

Klaus Heeger

Klaus Heeger

CESI Secretary-General

Urs Stauffer

Urs Stauffer

CESI Treasurer, ZV

Romain Wolff

Romain Wolff

CESI President, CGFP

Péterné Erzsébet Boros

Péterné Erzsébet Boros

CESI Vice-President, MKKSZ

Roberto Di Maulo

Roberto Di Maulo

CESI Vice-President, CONFSAL

Patrick Fey

Patrick Fey

CESI Vice-President, CNV-Connectief

Jean-Claude Halter

Jean-Claude Halter

CESI President of the Europe Academy, CSEN

Milena Popović Samardžić

Milena Popović Samardžić

CESI Vice-President, SDMCG

Norbert Schnedl

Norbert Schnedl

CESI Vice-President, EUROFEDOP

Ulrich Silberbach

Ulrich Silberbach

CESI Vice-President, DBB

Javier Jordán de Urries Sagarna

Javier Jordán de Urries Sagarna

CESI Vice-President, CSIF