Regional Economic, Social and Environmental Councils

The Regional Economic, Social and Environmental Council (RESEC) works with the Conseil Régional (the body responsible for the regional administration), to form the local authority for a given "region", assisting in governance through the opinions it issues.

Each RESEC comprises four colleges representing companies and self-employed professionals; trade unions; associations and other bodies involved in community life in the region; and qualified individuals. Members are appointed by prefectural decree every six years and reassembled by decree in line with each new mandate.

Any budget documents and master plans for the region must be referred to the RESEC.

The president of the regional council may refer matters to the RESEC for an opinion or report on a given topic. The RESEC may also issue opinions of its own accord on any matters of regional interest or may be called on by the prefect to analyse government initiatives in the region. The situation is slightly different overseas, where there are two consultative councils: the RESEC and the Council for Culture, Education and the Environment (CCEE). Matters may also be referred to the RESEC by the Conseil Général (the body responsible for the administration of a French department).

Although RESEC performs the same functions in all cases, the number of members and composition of groups are not always the same, with each RESEC reflecting key economic and social interest groups and intermediate bodies in its region.

Each RESEC promotes partnership, contributing to balanced growth throughout the region and encouraging unity and solidarity as a source of social innovation, prevention and regulation. Each pursues a long-term approach, often involving foresight initiatives.

  • Nord-Pas-de-Calais Economic, Social and Environmental Council

http://www.nordpasdecalais.fr/ceser/intro.asp

  • Picardy Economic, Social and Environmental Council

http://www.cesr-picardie.fr/intro.htm

  • Upper Normandy Economic, Social and Environmental Council

http://www.cesr-haute-normandie.fr/

  • Champagne-Ardenne Economic, Social and Environmental Council

http://www.cesr-champagne-ardenne.fr/  

  • Lower Normandy Regional Economic, Social and Environmental Council

http://www.ceser-basse-normandie.fr/

  • Brittany Economic, Social and Environmental Council

http://www.ceser-bretagne.fr

  • Pays de la Loire Economic, Social and Environmental Council

http://ceser.paysdelaloire.fr

  • Ile-de-France Economic, Social and Environmental Council

http://www.cesr-ile-de-france.fr/cesr_htm/sommaire.asp

  • Centre Economic, Social and Environmental Council

http://ceser.regioncentre.fr

  • Burgundy Economic, Social and Environmental Council

http://www.region-bourgogne.fr/index.php?&site=-2&objet=&categorie=9  

  • Franche-Comté Economic, Social and Environmental Council

http://www.cese.franche-comte.fr/

  • Lorraine Economic, Social and Environmental Council

http://ces.lorraine.eu

  • Alsace Regional Economic, Social and Environmental Council

http://www.ceser-alsace.eu

  • Poitou-Charentes Economic, Social and Environmental Council

http://www.cese-poitou-charentes.fr

  • Limousin Economic, Social and Environmental Council

http://www.region-limousin.fr/Le-conseil-economique-social-et

  • Auvergne Economic, Social and Environmental Council

http://www.cesr-auvergne.fr

  • Rhône-Alpes Economic, Social and Environmental Council

http://www.rhonealpes.fr/52-conseil-economique-social-regional.htm

  • Aquitaine Regional Economic, Social and Environmental Council

http://ceser-aquitaine.fr

  • Midi-Pyrénées Economic, Social and Environmental Council

http://www.ceser-mip.fr

  • Languedoc-Roussillon Economic, Social and Environmental Council

http://ceselr.laregion.fr

  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Economic, Social and Environmental Council

http://www.regionpaca.fr/index.php?id=16

  • Corsica Economic, Social and Cultural Council

http://www.corse.fr

  • Guadeloupe Economic and Social Council

http://www.cr-guadeloupe.fr/institution/?ARB_N_ID=2&ARB_N_S=686&ART_N_ID=1106#ENCRE1106

  • French Guiana Economic and Social Council

http://www.cr-guyane.fr/?rub=2&sec=63

  • Martinique Economic and Social Council

http://www.cr-martinique.fr/francais/institution/index.html

  • Mayotte Economic and Social Council

http://www.cesdefrance.fr/fiche.php?id_cesr=24

  • New Caledonia Economic and Social Council

http://www.ces.nc

  • French Polynesia Economic, Social and Cultural Council

http://www.cesc.pf

  • Reunion Regional Economic, Social and Environmental Council

http://www.ceser-reunion.fr   

  • Saint-Barthélemy Economic, Social and Cultural Council

http://www.cesc-stbarth.org

  • Saint-Martin Economic, Social and Cultural Council

http://www.cesc-saintmartin.org

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