Georges DASSIS - EESC President














  • 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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  • 27 Sep 2016
    Meeting between EESC president and the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey

    The President of the European Economic and Social Committee, George Dassis met on 26 September with a delegation of the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (DEİK), led by President Ömer Cihad Vardan. Founded in 1986,  DEİK represents the private sector and business in Turkey and works for the promotion of foreign trade and Turkish investment relations in close cooperation  with the Ministry of Finance.

  • 23 Sep 2016
    "There is not enough union in this Europe": President Juncker addressed the EESC plenary

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker was warmly welcomed to the EESC Plenary by Georges Dassis, President of the EESC, who underlined the strong support of the Committee and its members to Commission President Juncker and emphasized the need for the European Union to be close to its citizens, for citizens and for more solidarity in Europe.


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  • Published In: 2016
    44 pages
    The EESC from the Inside Out - 2015 Annual activity report

    The report presents the activities and achievements of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in 2015: its key missions and objectives, its organisation and political bodies, its role in EU decision-making and as a voice for organised civil society and lastly as a promoter of European values.