Founded in 1990, CESI advocates improved employment conditions for workers in Europe and a strong social dimension in the EU.

CESI’s particular strength lies in the public sector but CESI also represents private sector workers. An important part of CESI’s affiliates are employed in the fields of healthcare. In this capacity CESI will participate in the BeWell project, bringing in the healthcare worker’s perspective on developing skills for the green and digital transition and the re/up-skilling strategies which could be designed.

CESI and its members are involved in advocacy work as an interest group and in social dialogue as a recognised European social partner (since 2005), being involved in various EU-level sectoral social dialogue committees.