The creation of the Economic and Social Council of Spain takes place by mandate of Law 21/1991, of June 17. Furthermore, according to the provisions of article 7.1.4 of the same law, it is up to the Council to regulate the internal organization and functioning of the Council, which happened through the Regulation that was approved on February 25, 1993.



The Spanish ESC has the following functions:

  • Issuing opinions, on a mandatory basis, on bills drawn up by central government and draft legislative royal decrees regulating socio-economic and employment matters, and also on draft royal decrees that the government considers of particu-lar importance in regulating these fields.
  • Issuing opinions, also on a mandatory basis, on bills or plans for government measures that affect the Council's organisation, functions or operation; on the dismissal of the Council's President or Secretary-General, and any other matters which, by express provision of law, must be referred to the Council.
  • Issuing opinions on issues referred to the Council, on an optional basis, by the Spanish government or members thereof.
  • Drawing up, at the request of the government or members thereof, or on the Council's initiative, surveys and reports relating to the following issues in the context of the socio-economic interests of management and labour: the economy and taxation; labour relations, employment and social security; social affairs; ag-riculture and fisheries; education and culture; health and consumption; the envi-ronment; transport and communications; industry and energy; housing; regional development; the single European market, and co-operation for development.
  • Regulating its own organisational system and internal procedure.
  • Drawing up and submitting to the government, in the first five months of each year, a report assessing Spain's socio-economic and employment situation.

How the Council works

Organizations represented and Members


This information element displays the records of the tratement activities of the Economic and Social Council.

  • The Registry of tratement activities is regulated in article 31 of Organic Law 3/2018, of December 5, on the Protection of Personal Data and guarantee of digital rights.
  • Those responsible and in charge of the treatment or, where applicable, their representatives must maintain the record of tratement activities referred to in article 30 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, unless the exception provided for in section 5 applies.
  • The registry, which may be organized around structured sets of data, must specify, according to its purposes, the treatment activities carried out and the other circumstances established in the aforementioned regulation.
  • When the controller or data processor has designated a data protection officer, they must notify him or her of any addition, modification or exclusion to the content of the record.
  • The subjects listed in article 77.1 of this organic law will make public an inventory of their treatment activities accessible by electronic means, which will include the information established in article 30 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and its legal basis.

Records of the treatment activities of the Economic and Social Council of Spain


Organization chart