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 the Maastricht Treaty, CEC has become an interlocutor for the European Commission and is consulted on new legislative initiatives.
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.
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