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ESC Organization


ESC Organization

The Economic and Social Council is a public institution of national interest, tripartite, autonomous, established for the purpose of realizing tripartite dialogue at the national level between employers' organizations, trade unions and representatives of non-governmental associations and foundations of civil society
The Economic and Social Council is an advisory body of the Parliament and the Government of Romania in the specialized fields established by Law no. 248/2013. The Economic and Social Council must be consulted on draft normative acts initiated by the Government or legislative proposals of deputies or senators. The result of this consultation is materialized in opinions on draft normative acts.

The Economic and Social Council analyses the economic and social situation of the country and makes recommendations to the Government and the Parliament, in compliance with the Law, on:
  • restructuring and development of the national economy;
  • privatisation, functioning and increase of the competitiveness of the economic operators;
  • labour relations and wage policy;
  • social and health protection;
  • education, research and culture;
  • monetary, financial, fiscal and income policies.

In appliance to its advisory function on settling matters, the Economic and Social Council is mainly competent in:
  1. analysing and issuing opinions to draft government decisions, ordinances and bills to be submitted for adoption to the Parliament;
  2. analysing and issuing opinions to draft programmes and strategies not embodied into acts, previous to their adoption;
  3. informing the Government and the Parliament on the emergence of economic and social events that call for new regulations;
  4. analysing the causes of disputes at national or branch level and working-out proposal for their settlement in the national interest;
  5. elaborating analyses and studies on the economic and social realities at the request of the Government, of the Parliament or on its own initiative;
  6. elaborating and assisting the implementation of strategies, programs, methodologies and standards in the field of the social dialogue;
  7. observing the carrying out of duties following from the Convention 144 / 1976 of the International Labour Organization on tripartite consultations, intended to promote the enforcement of international labour standards.