The Council of European Professional and Managerial Staff
By representing almost six millions Professionals and Managers in Europe, EUROCADRES focuses on an efficient force of the trade union movement, to develop and stimulate all professional levels of work.
EUROCADRES is associated with the ETUC, but it is autonomous and addresses Professional and Managerial Staff issues.
EUROCADRES Congress 2013
Professional and Managerial Staff taking responsibility for strengthening European integration based on democracy, solidarity and equality
The EUROCADRES 2013 Congress took place in Brussels on 28th and 29th November 2013 in the premises of the European Economic and Social Committee. The Congress elected Martin Jefflén, TCO (Sweden) as President of EUROCADRES and elected seven vice-presidents: Emese Antal-Molnár, ESZT (Hungary); Patricia Blancard, CFDT Cadres (France); Paulo Ferreira, EPSU; Massimo Mensi, UNI Europa; Markus Penttinen, AKAVA (Finland); Elke Reichel, GPA-djp (Austria) and Paula Ruiz Torres, UGT (Spain).
A new Executive Committee was elected for a four-year term, and in its first meeting appointing Jan De Paepe, LBC-NVK (Belgium) as Treasurer.
The Congress adopted in its resolutions future key priorities to represent at best Professional and Managerial Staff in Europe, which are
innovation, mobility and flexibility;
the role of P&MS in the workplace;
education, training, research and skills management;
Managerial Social Responsibility and the European Model of Management;
cross-industry social dialogue;
the role of P&MS in the European Works Councils;
Transnational Company Agreements;
recognition of professional qualifications;
organising and capacity building for its affiliates.
Further, the Congress called in their emergency resolutions on youth unemployment and freedom of movement for urgent action to avoid a lost generation of young qualified people and to pull down barriers for knowledge and science.
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Gerald Musger, Congress Chair and leaving Vice-president, presented a booklet with the title "My Brussels Olive Tree" summarizing some reflections and ideas focussed on Europe Mainstreaming. Read and find out more
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In the morning of today, 29th November 2013, 100 EUROCADRES members’ representatives from Professionals’ and Managers’ organisations, coming from European countries and Trade Union Federations participating to the Congress of EUROCADRES 2013 in Brussels, discussed an Emergency Resolution on the need to “Strengthen freedom of movement instead of closing borders and raising barriers” in Europe.
Presentation by Martin Jefflén - Draft Resolution A: Professional and Managerial Staff Taking Responsibility for Strengthening European Integration Based on Democracy, Solidarity and Equality
It was now one and a half year ago that we started the process leading up to Congress. This time has been filled with discussions on a number of themes that are among Eurocadres’ priorities.
For us the Congress is a time when we can come together and review the different policy areas that we are working on, a time when we can strive to make a balance, find our priorities and perfect our views and our analyses.