Georges DASSIS - EESC President

FOR A UNITED, DEMOCRATIC, SOLIDARITY-BASED, PEACEFUL AND PROSPEROUS EUROPE CLOSE TO ITS PEOPLE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Trade-union activist in Greece from the age of 15
  • Activist against the colonels' regime in Greece (1967-1974)
  • Permanent member of the national staff of the Belgian General Federation of Labour (FGTB) from 1976 to 1980
  • Since 1981, representative of the Greek General Confederation of Labour (GSEE) to the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), to the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC, formerly ICFTU) and to the International Labour Office (ILO)
  • Since 1982, member of the Executive Committee of the ETUC
  • Member of the EESC from 1981 to 1990 and from 2002
  • President of the regional section of the EESC from 1986 to 1990
  • Founder member of the Labour Institute of the GSEE (1990) and secretary for international relations
  • President of the ECO section of the EESC from 2004 to 2008
  • President of the Workers' Group of the EESC from 2008 to 2015
  • President of the EESC from 2015 to 2018

At the EESC, Georges Dassis has been a Rapporteur on opinions such as the European minimum income, Social dialogue in the Economic and Monetary Union and the Cost of non-Europe.

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    Fifteenth term of office of the European Economic and Social Committee - 2015-2020
    Plenary Session - European Parliament's Paul-Henri Spaak Meeting Room – Rue Wiertz - Brussels, Belgium

    Elected with an overwhelming majority, Georges Dassis is the 31st president of the European Economic and Social Committee, an institution that he will head with two vice-presidents, Michael Smyth (budget) and Gonçalo Lobo Xavier (communication) from 2015 to 2018. 

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  • Published In: 2016
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    R EU Ready?

    The European Union: how does it work? Can you influence decisions? Do you know how the policies that affect your life are made?

    What if some of the EU’s complicated procedures were turned into a game – fun to play but challenging as well – that you could download onto your smartphone, tablet or laptop?