Missions and attributions
The Economic, Social and Environmental Council performs advisory missions on economic, social and environmental issues.
In exercising its powers, the ESEC carries out opinions, studies and research, either at the request of the Government, the Chamber of Representatives or the Chamber of Councillors (referral) or on its own initiative (self-referral).
The Government, the Chamber of Representatives and the Chamber of Councillors consult the Council on:
- projects and proposals for outline laws relating to the fundamental objectives set by the State in economic, social and environmental fields.
- development projects and strategies relating to general State policy in the economic, social and environmental fields.
The Government, the Chamber of Representatives and the Chamber of Councillors can also consult the Council on the projects and proposals of laws of an economic, social and environmental nature which aim at organizing relations between employees and employers, to enact social cover programs, or to deal with any public policy provided by the State.
ESEC can on its own initiative issue opinions, prepare proposals and carry out studies or research in the fields falling within its remit after having informed the Government and both Chambers of Parliament.