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Monaco - Conseil économique et social

8 Rue Louis Notari, Monaco 98000, Monaco

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Institutional characteristics

1. Establishment

- Date of creation: 22/12/1945

- Year operational: 1946

- Nature of the texts that create the institution (Constitution, law, decree, etc.): 

Sovereign Ordinance


- Have any changes in recent years happened concerning the nature, membership, capacities of the Institution.

The economic and social Council of Monaco has been adapting its rules and regulation all around the years. The last one was to extend the name in order to include the environmental name of the institution


2. Mandate

Consultation and advisory ☐

Negotiation ☐

Both ☐


3. Mission and attributions

The Economic, Social and Environmental Council (EESC) is the third assembly of the Principality of Monaco. Its main functions are to give opinions and make proposals on social, financial, commercial, industrial, urban planning, cultural or educational, environmental and sustainable development, and any other subject that generally concerns the economic, social and environmental life of the country. As a consultative assembly, its objective is to address, in a spirit of social dialogue and consultation, the themes inherent in the evolution of society.


4. Composition :

- Number of members: 36

- Duration of the term: 3 years

- Membership categories: 3


- Process of designating the members (election, nomination, by whom, etc.):

The members are appointed for three years by the Sovereign Prince, on the proposal of the economic and social forces of the country, with a distribution according to three colleges: A government college: 12 members presented by the Government on the basis of their competence, An employee college: 12 members on the proposal of the employee unions, An employers' college: 12 members on the proposal of the employers' unions. In addition to representing the sectors of activity that make up Monaco's social and economic life, the EESC is the only assembly in the country that brings together members of different foreign communities and offers them a means of expression. In this sense, the EESC makes it possible to contribute to the public debate and in the legislative process, an insight nourished by the experience of the field and the echo of everyday life, as experienced concretely by the country's driving forces.


5. Management organs

Presidium / Bureau / Cabinet / Other: Please specify role, composition, designation :


Assembly General / Plenary session / Other: Please specify role, frequencies of meeting:


General Secretariat: Please specify role, composition, designation:


The decision-making body, the "Coordination Committee", organises and manages the EESC's internal action. It consists of the President, the two Vice-Presidents, as well as the Presidents or Vice-Presidents of each section. When convened by the President, the EESC meets in ordinary plenary sessions to study the work carried out within the framework of the Sections. It may also meet in extraordinary session. The work, resulting from referrals or self-referrals, which are formulated by a majority of the members present, are transmitted to the authorities of the country. They shall be valid only if they obtain the votes of one third of the members of the Council.

The Secretariat is responsible for the internal coordination of the Council's work. It shall ensure a link with the national authorities in the context of the activities of its members and shall provide them with all necessary assistance in the performance of their tasks in their function as Advisers. He also carries out all the necessary research, as part of the conduct of their work of the assembly.


6. Operational arrangement of the Permanent Secretariat

Yes ☐

No ✅


7. Gender balance (% of women)

Between 0% and 9% ☐

Equal or more than 10% (22%) ✅

Equal or more than 30% ☐

Equal or more than 50% ☐


8. Reporting Institution

Government ✅

Parliament ☐

Cabinet of President ☐

Cabinet of Prime Minister ☐

Ministry of Finance ☐

Ministry of Labour ☐

Ministry of Social Affairs ☐

Others (please specify):


9. Budget

Amount :

Between $0 and $249,000 ☐

Equal or more than $250,000 ☐

Equal or more than $500,000 ☐

Equal or more than $750,000 ☐


Source of funding: Confidential


III. Organizational Structure


1. Committees/Sub-committees/working groups:

There are seven thematic sections:

  • The "Financial Affairs"
  • The "Social Affairs"
  • "Trade & Tourism"
  • Education, Culture & Quality of Life
  • "Environment, Urban Planning & Foresight"
  • The "Industry & New Technologies"
  • "Housing, Society & Living Environment"



2. Is there in your country any institutions of social dialogue outside your institutions?

Not really


IV. Functioning of the ESC


1. Who convenes the Institution? The President.


2. Has the Institution a legal right to issue own-initiative opinion? Yes.


3.How are decisions taken inside the Institution

By vote ✅

By consensus ☐


4. What kind of payment do the Councillors receive: wage, compensation, other?



5. Is the Government obligated to follow the opinion issued by the Institution?

Not at all


6. Is the Government obligated to report on the fate of the Institution opinions?



7. Are there official publications of the Institution opinions?

Yes, sometimes.


8. Is the public opinion informed about the Institution works? How?

Not very often. But when tit is the case by newspapers and also by the internet


9. What kind of relationship does the ESC have with civil society?

Part of the Institution ☐

Institutionalised relation ☐

Uninstitutionalised relation ☐

Collaboration ☐

Participation in the drafting of reports ☐

Nothing at all ✅


V.Main technical areas of competencies


Agriculture ☐

Civil Society ✅

Corporate Social Responsibility ✅

Culture ✅

Education and Training ✅

Employment policy and labour market regulation ✅

Environmental Policy ✅

European Affairs ☐

Financial and Economic Policies ✅

Fiscal and Taxation Policies ✅

Fundamental principles and rights at work ✅

Gender equality and anti-discrimination ✅

Governance ✅

Health and Medical Policy ✅

Infrastructure, Transport, and Energy Policies ✅

International affairs ☐

Labour Law reform ✅

Legal Affairs ✅

Productivity and competitiveness ✅

Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy and Industrial Policy ✅

Social Affairs ✅

Social Dialogue and Tripartism ✅

Industrial relations and Collective bargaining ✅

Dispute prevention and resolution ✅

Social Security and Social Protection ✅

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ✅

Territorial Management ✅

Workplace compliance and working conditions ✅

Youth Employment ✅

Other :


VI. Brief description of major results obtained by your Institution in the last 3 years

Please give examples (Recommendations issued, Reports, Collective Agreements concluded, Conflict prevention and social peace obtained, National policies or legal frameworks including recommendations, Reform of your institution) and attached relevant documents

  • Wish n° 2019-768 on the change of name of the Economic and Social Council, so that it is replaced by the title of "Economic, Social and Environmental Council"
  • Wish n° 2019-769 to facilitate the implementation of biofuel as an alternative to fuel oil
  • Wish n° 2019-771 to facilitate access to the cultural, sports and entertainment offer in the Principality through a digital platform and a place of sale offering a common ticket office simplifying the act of purchase
  • Wish n° 2019-772 to create a shared platform, called "Buy it in Monaco", to encourage e-commerce and m-commerce for merchants in the Principality
  • Wish n° 2019-773 relating to the mandatory ten-year guarantee and the damage guarantee
  • Wish n° 2020-775 on the adjustment of the closing hours of crèches in the Principality
  • Wish n° 2020-776 on the accreditation of experts from the Principality of Monaco to the Monegasque Courts
  • Wish n° 2020-777 proposing an evolution of the regulations relating to teleworking
  • Wish n° 2020-778 on the creation of a digital platform dedicated to the treatment of waste from companies
  • Wish n° 2020-780 on the creation of levers to promote the economic attractiveness of the Principality, in particular by attracting innovative companies
  • Wish No. 2021-783 on electronic voting,
  • Wish n° 2021-784 aimed at a better inclusion of end users of buildings as part of the Mediterranean Sustainable Building of Monaco (BD2M) approach,
  • Wish n° 2021-785 relating to the introduction into Monegasque law of a tool for financing patronage in the form of endowment funds
  • Wish n° 2021-786 on the application of the concept of circular economy in the urban planning and construction sector
  • Wish n° 2021-794 on the creation of a national social fund
  • Wish n° 2021-795 relating to the donation of days of leave between employees




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