Luca Jahier has been elected President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on 18 April 2018 for a period of two and a half years, until October 2020. He has been a member of the Committee since 2002.
Within the EESC, he has worked extensively on the European Union’s social and cohesion policies, as well as on international matters, first as vice-president of the Committee’s Section for Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship and then as president of the ACP-EU Follow-up Committee and president of the Permanent group on Immigration and Integration. In October 2011, he was elected president of Group III of the EESC, and was re-elected in January 2013 and in October 2015. Before becoming a member of the Committee, Jahier was active in the field of international cooperation and development and acted as a founding member of the Italian Third Sector Forum.