Our aims

Our aims

The aims of the CEC which is more than 20 years of experience in management, coordination and dissemination of European projects is to contribute to the definition and to the implantation of policies of solidarity towards the distant or excluded populations of labour market.

This contribution is made in optics of strengthening action concerns both the vocational training and the insertion of young people and poorly qualified adults which can be summarized in 4 phases: resocialisation, training, support and integration towards the labour market.

CEC leads its actions in two complementary directions:

  1. Participation in the public debate in particular at the level of the institutions of the European Union and it is true with all the actors committed in the social fight against social exclusion
  2. Development of partnerships between its members to favour the innovation, the identification and the dissemination of best practice based on its experience.

The CEC Charter

Charter European Coordinating Committee (CEC)

1 . The CEC partners include that under Article 3 of the Statute of CEC mission especially at regional level :

  • The social and occupational integration and the fight against exclusion,
  •  Integration of disabled people in society,
  •  Equal Opportunities
  •  Training and education throughout life ,
  •  Sustainable development
  •  Promoting the dissemination of good practice , information and training to partners CEC
  •  The development of European integration.

2 . Initiatives implemented by the various partners of CEC show two specific fields of action :

  •  CEC partners are in the perspective of being part of a European network that allows them to exchange experiences and good practices , either in the framework of European programs , or during events organized by the CEC.
  •  Some partners develop an action socio-professional integration of people in difficulty lying in a social economy perspective creates jobs for the public concerned with a view to ensuring the sustainability of the action taken. They want to develop joint actions in the EQF , actions to be undertaken in conjunction with socio -economic backgrounds is still with the regional authorities.

3 . CEC combines in its action meets this dual approach to the specificity of its members also all committed to the development of European integration.
The services rendered by the CEC to its partners (information, contact , participation in Community programs) are obviously similar and of equal importance , whatever the nature of initiatives

4 . The CEC also develops the principles of multiculturalism. It must intervene in particular in thinking that should be undertaken in the field of education and training throughout life.

5 . Appropriate, on the basis of this multiculturalism , to allow members of the CEC, to exchange views on the richness of their cultural diversity and national practice experiences, which would deepen the sense of European identity based on common values ​​(solidarity, respect for others , freedom of conscience, ethical values ​​) , the foundation of a European citizenship , taking into account the principles applied by the European Charter of Fundamental Rights.


Our mission

The activities of the CEC and its secretariat are mainly geared to the following objectives:

  •        Liaison between CEC member organisations: regular contact with member organisations either at their offices or in Brussels.

  •      Liaison with European Commission departments for CEC member organisations (meetings, preparation and follow up of tendered projects). The CEC accompanies its members in meetings with Commission departments and takes charge of the follow up.

  •        Development of joint projects between CEC members, particularly those that fall within the framework of various Community or Commission programmes.

  •        Reflective seminars on European Community themes.

  •        Constant monitoring of European Commission initiatives and invitations to tender.

  •        European umbrella organisation, as requested by the Commission regarding the ever more numerous Community Initiatives that require the participation of several countries to be eligible, as well as taking charge of administration of coordinating with the Commission departments and meetings between relevant partners for the development of tenders.

  •        Lobbying European institutions to get the social entrepreneurship sector recognised within the EU.

  •        Research carried out in collaboration with CEC partners.

  •       Contact with the European social partners (trade unions, employers) with a view to better integrate the targeted groups into the labour market.

  •       Foster interactive reflection among CEC partners (e.g.: social protection, employment, European Strategy 2020 - Lifelong Learning Programme…).

  •        Participation to the CEC Focus group focused on social European policy.



About us

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CEC is a European network based in Brussels, with 25 members representing approximately 1000 associations (vocational schools, training centres, training enterprises by labour, social cooperatives, social enterprises), in charge of training and socio-economic integration of 100,000 low-skilled young and adults in 16 European countries.        


CEC led its action in two complementary directions: on the one hand, it develops partnerships between its members to promote innovation, identification and dissemination of best practices based on experience. And on the other hand, participates in the public debate on the improvement of public policies in this area, and especially EU policies, and cooperates to this end with all the actors involved in the fight against social exclusion.




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