Employment and Social Affairs

Womens day

"The gender pension gap between men and women is up to almost 40% in Europe. It is obvious that something isn’t right! Dealing with this...

Engineer in nuclear power station

MEPs in the European Parliament’s Employment and Social Affairs Committee have taken an important step towards the more efficient protection of...

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Our values, principles and vision Our views on society and the economy are based on our Christian values and on the firm belief that humans are...

Bratislava, Slovakia

The EPP Group will hold its next Bureau meeting in Bratislava, Slovakia, on 28-29 January. The meeting will be led by Manfred Weber MEP, Chairman of...



The Committee on Employment and Social Affairs is responsible for employment policy and all aspects of social policy such as working conditions, social security and social protection. It also covers issues such as health and safety measures at the workplace, vocational training policy, including professional qualifications, the free movement of workers and pensioners and all forms of discrimination at the workplace and in the labour market except those based on gender since these fall under the remit of the Women's Rights Committee.


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Press Release
20.05.2015 - 14:45

EPP Group shares responsibility for disabled citizens

The EPP Group wants closer cooperation between the EU Institutions to better meet the needs of disabled Europeans. The EU has ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (...
Press Release
07.05.2015 - 10:35

Undeclared Work: exchange of best practices needed

Today, Members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Employment and Social Affairs approved the setting-up of a European platform to enhance cooperation and exchange of best practices in...
Young students
Press Release
29.04.2015 - 12:48

Youth employment: more funding, faster

"Thanks to the EPP Group, things are progressing: the European pre-financing that creates jobs for young people in the most affected regions will increase from 1% to 30%”, said Elisabeth...
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Press Release
16.04.2015 - 11:15

Youth unemployment: more jobs for young people

“When Parliament puts its foot on the accelerator, things move forward! European pre-financing should increase from 1% to 30% for projects that create jobs for young people in the most affected...
Press Release
11.03.2015 - 14:01

EPP Group: no growth without reforms

'European Semester' must be taken more seriously by Member States "Reforms and fiscal consolidation are the only way to reduce unemployment and poverty in the countries most affected...
Young students
Press Release
04.02.2015 - 12:20

Youth Initiative: EPP Group welcomes change of tack

Today, the European Commission presented a proposal to increase the amount of pre-funding for Member States in 2015 to promote youth employment. The European Youth Initiative (EYI) has not taken off...


Upcoming Events

31.01.2018 - 16:30

The Pan-European Personal Pension Product

To register for the event please contact epp-imco@europarl.europa.eu.

Past Events

Parthenon panorama
07.03.2013 - 09:30

Meeting of the EPP Group Presidency in Athens

17.10.2012 - 09:00

EPP Group Study Days and European People's Party Congress in Bucharest

EPP to define its political direction for the next decade Over 1200 participants from 40 countries have been invited to Bucharest where the...
27.06.2012 - 09:30

EPP Group Study Days in Turku

07.06.2012 - 09:00

EPP Group Hearing on 'Pensions'

17.05.2012 - 09:30

EPP Group Bureau Meeting in Killarney

As the tourism industry employs 8 million people across Europe, mostly in small and medium-sized businesses, constituting 5% of the EU’s GDP,...



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