Corporate social responsibility is by definition is a multi-stakeholder concept. Facilitating dialogue between stakeholders is an important part of the Commission's policy on CSR. The European Multistakeholder Forum on CSR provides a space for dialogue between European stakeholders about developments in CSR and European policy towards it.
The Forum is hosted and facilitated by the European Commission, in close cooperation with a Coordination Committee, in which business, trade unions, non-governmental organisations and other groups are represented (see list of members pdf - 22 KB [22 KB] ). The European Commission hosts plenary meetings of the Forum around key political milestones.
As part of the ongoing review process of the current CSR strategy, the European Commission will hold the next plenary meeting of the multi-stakeholder forum the 3rd and 4th February 2015. Further announcements to the meeting will be made on this website.
The Forum Coordination Committee is closely involved in new initiatives such on business and human rights.