Social Dialogue

Ceemet is a recognised European social partner at the industry sector level, promoting competitiveness through social dialogue, consultation and joint action with our European-level counterpart, industriAll European Trade Union.

Ceemet and industriAll Europe have since 2010 formally engaged in European sectoral social dialogue, supported by the European Commission. The sectoral social dialogue committee comprises members from both organisations. The work is carried out through 2 working groups:

  1. the Competitiveness & Employment in a globalised economy working group (WG C&E)
  2. the Education & Training working group (WG E&T)

Ceemet and industriAll Europe believe that European-level sectoral social dialogue can contribute to improving the economic and business environment that supports the development of competitive and profitable companies, thereby also promoting sustainable employment and working conditions in the Metal, Engineering and Technology-based industries (MET).

European Commission social dialogue website:

Relevant Sectoral Social Dialogue (SSD) documents


Ceemet coordinator:

Ms. Isabel Sobrino Maté, Senior Policy Advisor 

Phone: +32 2 706 84 68
E-mail: isabel.sobrinomate at