German Presidency of the Council Working Party on Statistics Stefano Palmieri

President of the ECO Section at the European Economic and Social Committee

Stefano Palmieri, is a member of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), since 2009, and is currently President of its Section for Economic and Monetary Union and Economic and Social Cohesion. He also served as President of the EESC's Europe 2020 Steering Committee.

He is member of the International and European Department at the Italian trade union Confederazione Generale Italiana del Lavoro (CGIL). He served as head of the CGIL's Europe office in Brussels (2009-2010). Previously he held several positions including: Coordinator of research in "Local development and industrial policy" at Istituto di Ricerche Economiche e Sociali (IRES); member of the Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC) to the OECD, of the Steering Committee of the Institute de la Protection Sociale Europeenne (IPSE), of the ICFTU/ITS/TUAC Committee for International Co-operation on Workers Capital, of the Macroeconomic Group of the Social Dialogue Committee of the European Trade Union Confederation at the European Commission; researcher at the Italian National Council for Economy and Labor (CNEL) and expert on the Science of Finance and Financial Law at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata".