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European Committee of Social Rights: election of members for the term 2025-2030

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, at the 1500th meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies on 5 June 2023, adopted the procedure CM/Del/Dec(2024)1500/4.3c  for filling the five seats on the European Committee of Social Rights falling vacant on 31 December 2024, with the terms for these seats beginning 1 January 2025 and ending on 31 December 2030.

States Parties to the European Social Charter belonging to the Groups of States concerned (see below) may submit to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, no later than 27 September 2024, the name of a candidate it deems suitable.

The vacant seats are as follows:

  • Group I: one seat vacant
    Armenia, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein*, Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Switzerland

  • Group II: one seat vacant
    Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland and Romania
  • Group V: three seats vacant

         Albania, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, North Macedonia, Turkey and Ukraine

It is recalled that only States Parties to the Charter may nominate candidates and there may be no more than one member of any nationality in the Committee. For the current composition of the Committee, see here : Members of the European Committee of Social Rights - Social Rights (

* not Party to the Charter


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