CEEP, the European Centre of Employers and Enterprises providing Public Services and Services of general interest, represents employers and enterprises providing services of general interest since 1961. Our members are organisations active in fields such as

  • Central & local administrations,
  • Healthcare,
  • Education,
  • Housing,
  • Waste management,
  • Energy,
  • Transport,
  • Water,
  • Environment,
  • Communications.

Modern public services, or services of general interest (SGIs), serve the fundamental goals of the EU, supporting business, social and territorial cohesion, economic and social solidarity and a better quality of life for all citizens.

Present at the heart of the EU

Along with BusinessEurope and ETUC, CEEP is one of the three European general cross industry social partners. CEEP is an actor in the European social dialogue, having a voice in the European bipartite – in negotiating with trade unions – and tripartite – with social partners and representatives of the EU institutions – social dialogue at the highest level.

Lobbying for public services

CEEP, with its general secretariat in Brussels, represents the interests of its members before the European institutions.
We lobby on a regular basis the European Commission, as well as with the European Council and the European Parliament having an impact of any legislative proposal affecting Services of General Interest and their place in the Internal Market.

The importance of public services in Europe

CEEP also carries out projects promoting the importance of modern public services in Europe. Whether supported by the European Commission or carried out independently, CEEP intends to bring a new light on services of general interests, their modernisation and their central role in citizens’ lives.

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