CEC European Managers
CEC European Managers (also called "European confederation of executives & managers staff") is a European organisation that promotes and defends the interest of managers in Europe towards the European institutions.
Through its national member organisations and professional federations it represents 1.5 million managers in Europe.
CEC European Managers is one of the six cross-industry European social partners and take part to the European Social Dialogue.
CEC European Managers'office is based in the European area of Brussels.
Managers were among the first to understand the importance of organizing themselves on an international level. In 1951 the French, German and Italian executive federations formed the CIC (International Confederation of Managers). In order to participate more actively in the European social dialogue and to be able to have a political influence on the unification process, this international federation founded the European one in 1989.
The CEC European Managers now unites 1,5 million executives and professionals in Europe, through its national organisations and European federations. Since the late 1980s, CEC European Managers has been making its genuine and positive contribution as a social partner to the European integration.
Since July 1999 CEC European Managers is part of the employee delegation in the negotiations under the social protocol representing the interests of its members in these negotiations.
CEC mission can be defined as follows:
- To strive for the European integration, allowing managers to fully take part to the EU project in every country;
- To contribute, with the other social partners, to a continuous research of a fairer balance between economic performance of enterprises and guarantee of incomes and social protection for the workforce.
- To express and to defend needs and points of view of managers as European citizens about current topics such as women access to decision-making positions, mobility and lifelong learning, promotion of diversity and equal opportunities, active ageing, reconciliation of working and family life, sustainable development, environment protection.
Managers in Europe and in the World
Though legally considered as employees, managers are expected to take over management’s responsibility for the workers and for the development of the company. Managers assume essential duties which involve responsibilities, competences and professionalism in the management and implementation of corporate and institutional objectives. Leaders of this type share common sociological characteristics and interests. This is why the European Parliament expressly supported managers’ entitlement to a separate and independent representation not only on national but also on European level. This group of employees is steadily increasing with the continuing development of information and communications technologies and of new forms of labour organisation.
According CEC European Managers, the positive impacts of globalisation are indisputable. Simple maximisation of profit cannot be the only objective of businesses and of the European integration. Besides performance the respect of social obligations is an added value to keep business working in the long run. Europe today is facing the challenge of keeping the economy competitive and of modernising the European social model in order to allow economic growth going hand in hand with good living conditions for the society as a whole. With regard to this the European managers are clearly in favour not only of the principle of performance and competition but also of the social market economy and a value-oriented way of conducting business.
- Since 2012: Annika Elias (Sweden)
- From 2006 until 2012: Georges Liarokapis (France)
- From 1996 until 2006: Maurizio Angelo (Italy)
- From 1989 until 1996: Henry Bodes-Pagès (France)
- Secretary General: Luigi Caprioglio (Italy)
- Deputy Secretary General: Ludger Ramme (Germany)
- Treasurer: Juan Zuriarrain (Spain)
- Austria: WdF - Wirtschaftsforum der Führungskräfte / 
- Belgium : CNC/NCK - Confédération Nationale des Cadres / Nationale Confederatie van het Kaderpersoneel
- Denmark : LEDERNE / 
- France : CFE-CGC, - Confédération Française de l’Encadrement
- Germany : ULA - Deutscher Führungskräfteverband / 
- Greece : ACEO (EASE) - Association of Chief Executive Officers / 
- Greece : HMA (EEDE) - Hellenic Management Association / 
- Italy : CIDA - Confederazione Italiana dei Dirigenti e delle Alte Professionalità
- Italy : CUQ - Confederazione Unitaria Quadri / 
- Norway: LEDERNE / 
- Portugal: SNQTB - Sindicato Nacional dos Quadros e Tecnicos Bancarios / 
- Slovenia: MAS - Združenje Manager / 
- Spain: CCP: Confederación de Cuadros y Profesionales / 
- Sweden: Ledarna - Sveriges Chefsorganisation / 
- Switzerland: SKO – Schweizer Kader Organisation / 
- UK: MPA - Managerial and Professional Staff Association
European Professional Federations
- AECA - European Association of Insurance Company Managers
- ECMF - European Commercial Managers Federation
- eTIC - European Federation for Managers in Technologies of Information and Communication
- FECC - European Federation of Managers in the Construction Industry
- FECCIA - European Federation of Managers in the Chemical Industry
- FECEC - European Federation of Managers in the Banking Sector
- FECER - European Federation of Executives in the Sectors of Energy and Research
- FEDEM - European Federation of Managers in the Steel Industry
- FICT - European Managers in the Transport Industry
- European : ESHA – European School Heads Association (Association Européenne des Chefs d'Etablissement)
- Croatia: CROMA - Hrvatsko Udruženje Menadžera i Poduzetnika (Croatian Managers’ and Entrepreneurs’ Association)
- Hongary : MOSZ - Menedzserek Országos Szövetsége (National Association of Hungarian Managers)
- Italy: F.I.R.A.S.-S.P.P. - FEDERAZIONE ITALIANA RESPONSABILI e ADDETTI alla SICUREZZA SERVIZI di PREVENZIONE e PROTEZIONE
- Montenegro: MCM – Montenegrin Confederation of Managers
- Poland: KADRA - Porozumienie Zwiazków Zawodowych
- Czech Republic : CMA – Czech Management Association
- Serbia: SAM - Serbian Association of Managers