Policy Research Committee

Policy Research Committee develops alternative policies through a process of research and public education in the form of open hearings, discussions and monthly policy seminars. Its 17 divisions are: Local Autonomy, Banking, Finance & Taxation, Land, Trade, Science & Technology, Education, Chaebol (conglomerates), Small/Medium Industry, Social Welfare, Housing, Transportation, Labor, Agriculture, Health and Medical Care, National Development, Politics & Administration.

Economic Justice Institute

Economic Justice Institute seeks new visions for the development of Korea and engages in research on economic problems. It promotes economic justice through projects such as ‘the good corporation award’ (given to companies that contribute greatly to social development) and critical evaluation of the thirty biggest Korean business groups.

Korea Reunification Society

Korea Reunification Society promotes citizens’ movement, policy research, civilian exchange projects and other activities, with the goal of constructing a reunified Korean nation where economic justice will prevail.

Urban Reform Center

Urban Reform Center based on a philosophy of sustainable development and quality life for the citizens, the Center for Urban Reform was established in order to make cities healthy and good places to live. Its main activities are to present alternatives and initiate actions for the reform of policies and systems related to housing, safety, transportation, culture and revitalization of the urban areas. In support of this work, the Center organizes discussion meetings and campaigns, promotes solidarity among NGOs in Korean cities, and encourages citizens’ interest and participation.

The Center for Conflict Resolution

The Center for Conflict Resolution provides education activities for conflict management, policy proposals, conflict study, and consensus building, seeking to resolve conflicts by promoting the general good. It reaches agreements mostly on NIMBY facilities (‘not in my backyard’) and government projects. Its main activities are mediation of Seoul National Hospital, mediation of Miryang’s transmission tower conflict, and prevention of school violence.

The Citizen’s Rights Center

The Citizen’s Rights Center seeks the reform of policies, and promotes awareness to guarantee fair opportunities in terms of human rights. This has been the goal since the center was changed from the Anti-Corruption Center into the Citizen’s Rights Center in 2004. The center works on behalf of a socially, economically, culturally excluded class and a group interest. The center organizes a campaign against unfair trade brought about by the structural problems of franchises, activity of unfair contract improvement, abolition of the Gyeongin Expressway toll campaign, and so on.

Action Center for Consumer Justice

Action Center for Consumer Justice was established in 2012 to provide consumer movement with consumers’ participations and behaviors. Based on the experiences and expertise of CCEJ, the center contributes to expanding consumer’s rights and economic justice. The center’s activities will be included expanding the right to know on services areas, watching monopoly and oligopoly of large companies, confronting illegal acts of the large companies, and improving systems. Currently, the center works on expanding GMO labeling system, improving purchase process of application and other various activities.

Regional Offices

Regional Offices the CCEJ had offices in 29 regions in 2012. In each of these offices, human resources, management, and finance operate uniquely based on their own regional issues, but all are identical to the central office of CCEJ in terms of policy and system. They mainly focus on their own regional issues and problems.