Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL)

The committee on Employment & Social Affairs is responsible for:

  • Employment policy and all aspects of social policy such as working conditions, social security and social protection;
  • Health and safety measures at the workplace;
  • The European Social Fund;
  • Vocational training policy, including professional qualifications;
  • The free movement of workers and pensioners;
  • Social dialogue;
  • All forms of discrimination at the workplace and in the labour market except those based on sex;
  • Relations with:
  • 1. 
    The European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop),
  • 2. 
    The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions,
  • 3. 
    The European Training Foundation,
  • 4. 
    The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work;
  • 5. 
    As well as relations with other relevant EU bodies and international organisations