Presence in national bodies

CEOE participates through its representatives  in different bodies of the Spanish Public Administration and the European Union, in which it voices its opinion in defence of entrepreneurial interests. The most important ones are the following:


Ministry of Economy

  • Higher Statistics Council
  • National Statistical Institute (INE)
  • National Accreditation & Certification Body (ENAC)


Ministry of Science and Innovation

  • Science and Technology Advisory Council


Ministry of Agricultural, Marine and Environmental Issues

  • Environment Advisory Council
  • National Climate Council
  • National Water Council
  • National Natural Heritage and Biodiversity Council
  • Man and Biodiversity Committee
  • Council for the National Parks Network
  • Mixed Commission on Packaging
  • Participation Committee on Genetically Modified Organisms
  • Monitoring Committee on the National Rural Spanish Network for the 2007/2013
  • period
  • Carbon Footprint Working Group


Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism

  • Spanish Tourism Council
  • Innovation and Patents Forum
  • Inter-territorial Internationalization Council
  • Sectoral Industrial Observatories
  • Monitoring Commission for the “Torres Quevedo” Programme
  • Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade Council


Ministry of Education

  • State Schools Council
  • General Council of Vocational Education and Training
  • Training Commission of the European Lifelong Learning Programme
  • Spanish University of Distance Education (UNED)
    • Social Council
    • Governing Council
    • UNED Foundation
  • Committee for the Definition of the Spanish Qualifications Framework for Higher
  • Education
  • Observatory for University Scholarships and Grants for Studies and Academic
  • Performance from the Ministry of Education


Ministry of Health and Social Policy

  • Spanish Food Safety Agency
  • Participation Council of the National Institute of Healthcare Management INGESA)
  • Advisory Committee on the Autonomy and Care for Dependants System
  • Advisory Committee on the Inter-territorial Board for the National Health System
  • Women’s Participation Council
  • Consumer Arbitration System General Council
  • Product Safety Contact Committee
  • National Observatory of Violence Against Women


Ministry of Defence



Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation

  • Council for Development Cooperation


Ministry of Employment and Immigration

  • National Social Security Institute (INSS)
  • Social Marine Institute (ISM)
  • National Institute of the Elderly and Social Services (IMSERSO)
  • National Safety & Hygiene at Work Institute (INSHT)
  • Guaranteed Wages Fund (FOGASA)
  • National Advisory Committee on Collective Agreements
  • Advisory Committee on Union Assets
  • National Health and Safety at Work Commission
  • Monitoring Committee of the European Social Fund and its Active Programmes
  • Board of the Foundation for the Interconfederal Service of Mediation and Arbitration
  • (SIMA)
  • Tripartite Commission for the Agreement of Out-of- court Settlement of Labour
  • Conflicts
  • Foundation for the Prevention of Occupational Hazards
  • Monitoring Council of the Social Security Mutual Societies for Work-related Injury and
  • Occupational Disease
  • Tripartite Labour Commission for Immigration
  • Forum for the Social Integration of Immigrants
  • General Directorate for the Spanish Citizenship Abroad
  • European Social Fund Administrative Unit (Monitoring Committee)
  • General Council of the Spanish National Employment System
  • General Council and Executive Committee of the National Public Employment Service
  • (SPEE)
  • Tripartite Commission on Youth Employment
  • Training for Employment State Commission
  • Tripartite Commission on Employment Training
  • Social Corporate Responsibility State Council (CERSE)
  • Tripartite Advisory Commission on the Labour and Social Security Inspectorate
  • Social Dialogue Tables for the Monitoring of the Kyoto Protocol


Other domestic institutional bodies

  • Economic and Social Council (CES)
  • Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)


Private entities

  • The Spanish Association for Standardisation and Certification (AENOR)