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European Employers’ Network (EEN) at BusinessEurope

The EEN, which is organised several times per year by BusinessEurope, offers a regular platform of information, discussion and exchanges of experience on issues of concern for European employers associations’ representatives. The following subjects were discussed:

  • Tripartite Social Summit on 17 October 2011: discussion on the main messages to be brought forward and designation of the EEN member to be included in the BusinessEurope delegation
  • Working time: discussion on latest developments regarding the revision of the directive
  • Posting of workers: presentation by the European Construction Industry Federation (FIEC) of joint initiative of European social partners in the construction sector in view of upcoming Commission’s proposals on posting of workers
  • EU sector skills councils: presentation by two sectors (commerce and textile) in which a sector skills council has been set up and exchange of information in order to assess the effectiveness of EU sector skills councils in different sectors
  • Activities in the cross-industry social dialogue: Social Dialogue Work Programme after 2011 and new round of projects on social dialogue and on active ageing
  • Activities in the sectoral social dialogue: exchange of information on the basis of the monitor report and ongoing social impact assessments
  • Update on other social affairs dossiers: BusinessEurope publications on “putting Europe to work”; restructuring; corporate social responsibility; pregnant workers