About the European Committee for Social Cohesion

The European Committee for Social Cohesion (CCS) is a Council of Europe intergovernmental committee mandated to work in the area of social cohesion. It conducts activities aimed at building inclusive societies in which everyone can enjoy their social rights, especially those guaranteed by the European Social Charter. The Committee’s work places a particular emphasis on vulnerable groups, persons with disabilities and young people.

The CCS brings together representatives from 46 members States, from other Council of Europe bodies and committees, and from international institutions and other relevant stakeholders.

The Committee members, designated by the governments of Council of Europe member States, are high ranking officials expert in the field of social cohesion and social rights.