The E.S.C. bodies are: the General Assembly, the Executive Committee, the Council of Presidents, the President and the three (3) Vice-Presidents.
The General Assembly has the authority to form the Opinions, to issue regulations regarding the organization or the operation of the E.S.C., as well as to deal with any other subject not entrusted to another body.
The Executive Committee consists of the President, the three Vice-presidents and five representatives from each Group, designated by the respective Groups. The membership of the Executive Committee Members lasts for two years, unless otherwise decided by the General Assembly, and is renewable. The Executive Committee manages the daily affairs of the E.S.C., proceeds with the gathering of information and the preparation of the proposals on the Opinions expressed by the E.S.C., which it submits for final approval to the General Assembly and prepares the draft regulation. For this purpose, it establishes a committee and appoints a main rapporteur and possibly a second one, who belongs to a different Group. It may also establish, with the President's concurrent opinion, research groups or suggest the appointment of an expert.
The Council of Presidents is composed of the Presidents of tertiary Organizations which are Members of the E.S.C. The Members of the Council of Presidents do not have terms, but every member participates in the Council for as long as he chairs that body. The Council of Presidents sets guidelines for the E.S.C.’s action, as well as the specialized departments that E.S.C.’s work is permanently or temporarily divided into, depending on the critical areas of social dialogue. The proposals are validated by the Executive Committee and the General Assembly.
In accordance with Law 3943/2011 (Government Gazette No. 66A/31.3.11) the President of the Economic and Social Council is appointed by decision of the Minister of Finance for four years, after a proposal from the General Assembly. The choice of President is made by prestigious personalities, of adequate scientific training and broad social acceptance indicated every four years by each of the three Groups, which constitute the E.S.C.
The President represents the E.S.C., has the responsibility of the E.S.C.’s action, presides over Council of Presidents meetings, the General Assembly and the Executive Committee, sets the agenda, taking into consideration the requests formulated by Members and approves the minutes.
The E.S.C. has three Vice-Presidents, elected for four years by the Members of the Group from which they are. The election requires a majority of 2/3 of the total number of Group Members. The Vice-Presidents’ term is not renewable. The meeting of Groups, in order to elect Vice-Presidents, is under the responsibility of the President.