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Our Mission and Statute

As an EU confederation allying European member organisations CESES is committed to close cooperation among members in order to reach common goals, to exchange best practice and to learn from each other.

CESES does not intend to go into competition with members.

CESES and its member organisations actively put the huge potential of voluntary experts and executives who are either retired or taking some time off work to use in society.

We facilitate the sharing of knowledge and experience and promote solidarity between people from different generations, cultures and nations.

We strengthen societal, economic and social development and thereby contribute towards raising the standard of living.

CESES and its member organisations are committed to upholding the principles of free democracy and the free economic and social order.

We see entrepreneurial initiative as a driving force for sustainable development.


We value fairness and respect above all, and always seek to maintain an open, trusting dialogue.


We act responsibly towards society. We comply with European Union and international legal standards.


We are committed to the close Cooperation of European Senior Expert Organizations in order to help people to help themselves.

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