Social dialogue

European social partners issue joint call to become more involved in EU policymaking process


The European social partners in the services sectors – of which Insurance Europe is a member – have today published a joint statement on strengthening sectoral social dialogue in the services industry.

The statement outlines how, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the services sectors have proven their importance and enabled member states’ economies and societies to keep going.

Given their specific knowledge of each sector, the sectoral social dialogue at both national and European level is a useful instrument to find and implement solutions to challenges that sectors face. Furthermore, sectoral social partners are well placed to guide policymakers in passing legislation that accurately reflects the needs of each sector.

The social partners should therefore be more involved in the EU’s policymaking process, notably through their social dialogue committees. They can, in particular, contribute their expertise to the development and implementation of sector-specific legislative and policy initiatives.