2022 COMPETITIVE INDUSTRY
On 21st of October 2022, the coalition of industry, trade unions, employers, and environmental organisations, jointly called for a Just Transition framework within the new rules to accelerate structural change in the industry. The existing EU Just Transition Fund’s resources cannot be spread thinner as they are already needed for the important challenge in the coal-dependent and carbon-intensive regions and industries. However, they can offer a model for a Just Transition for the broader automotive and mobility ecosystem.
We are living through turbulent times for the Metal, Engineering and Technology-based (MET) sector. After decades of peace in Europe, the Russian invasion of Ukraine has brought about the unthinkable. This, coupled with already existing issues, such as the disruptions in supply chains and labour shortages, to name but a few, are creating an extremely challenging environment for companies.
2022 COMPETITIVE INDUSTRY
The EU has contributed to nearly 65 years of prosperity in Europe and industry has been the backbone of the economy during this time. While much has been achieved - e.g. peace and prosperity in Europe, the single market, etc. - Ceemet acknowledges the fact that much remains to be done and welcomes the broader debate on the future of the EU. As an industry representative body and recognised social partner, Ceemet is happy to take part in the process but will in this publication only put the focus on the issues which are relevant to the companies within the Metal, Engineering and Technology-based (MET) sector.
Digitalisation is no longer new and it continues its evolution throughout industry. Employers are continuously working on minimising challenges and risks that digitalisation at the workplace causes. Digital technologies, that already complement human labour, offer the possibility of creating a safer and healthier work environment. This publications zooms in on how to maximise the opportunities these digital technologies offers.
With the value of production decreasing by 11%, Europe’s industry is experiencing the worst industrial crisis since World War II. Despite many challenges Europe’s MET sector managed to (slightly) grow employment levels to nearly 17.5 million. However, to recover and to keep pace with the requirements of the digital and green transformation solely increased industry investment levels won't be enough. All information is also available on: https://cer.ceemet.org/
2020 COMPETITIVE INDUSTRY
The consequences of COVID-19 have a huge impact on society and industry. Ceemet proposes a 2-step approach with 12 recommendations for a sustainable recovery of industry in a resilient Europe.
EU level initiatives play a key role when facilitating, supporting and boosting right-skilling initiatives. They require from every partner concerned doing its fair share. After the 2019 EU elections, Ceemet has a closer look at this policy area following the publication of the 10 Point Plan.
2020 COMPETITIVE INDUSTRY
Regulation must be applicable, enforceable, and based on comprehensive and objective impact assessments. If it fixes the problem, it will boost competitiveness, business investment and job creation. After the 2019 EU elections, Ceemet has a closer look at this policy area following the publication of the 10 Point Plan.
Digitalisation requires national reforms that support new concepts of work organisation. Agile labour markets are indeed more resilient and will help bolster employment creation in a European digital economy. After the 2019 EU elections, Ceemet has a closer look at this policy area following the publication of the 10 Point Plan.
Industry is facing the challenges of digital transition and decarbonisation, while at the same time being hit by an exceptional symmetric shock. The sustainable evolution of Europe’s industrial ecosystem and its international industrial leadership requires the EU to stand united. After the 2019 EU elections, Ceemet has a closer look at this policy area following the publication of the 10 Point Plan.
2020 SOCIAL PARTNERS
Involving partners and accessing real world expertise is an added value for meaningful policy making and makes a real difference. After the 2019 EU elections, Ceemet has a closer look at this policy area following the publication of the 10 Point Plan.
2018 COMPETITIVE INDUSTRY
The 10 Point Plan is the contribution of Europe’s Tech & Industry Employers for the 2019-2024 legislature of the European Parliament. More info on 10-points.ceemet.org
In 2016 Ceemet provided a starting point for debate, providing necessary and compelling industry evidence of the fundamental changes taking place due to digitalisation – from skills demand to organisation of work. This 2nd edition shares new insights, lifting up the important questions and generating solutions. More info also on digitalisation.ceemet.org
1,25 million reasons to support manufacturing in Europe. After difficult years followed by stagnation, export is fueling the recovery of the Metal, Engineering and Technology-based industries (MET). But the consequences of the financial crisis, the Euro crisis, and also budget policy restrictions are still present. And another risk to productivity growth is the shortage of STEM workers and digital skills. The technology and industry companies are a sector of high-skilled and quality jobs, with high wages. The attractiveness of the sector seems not to get across.
Digitalisation holds immense potential for companies and society, but the mismatch between skills demand and supply is still not properly dealt with. This report zooms in on skills, education and training sharing insights and inspiration. The publication recommends actions for the EU, governments, education providers, employers and individuals requiring each to take its fair share to close the gap.
2017 SOCIAL PARTNERS
Co-funded project by the European Commission bringing together Social Partners to identify actions to turn industry 4.0 challenges into opportunities.
2017 COMPETITIVE INDUSTRY
The release of the Vision Paper comes at half time of the mandate of EU decision makers in the Parliament and the Commission. It follows the publication of European Commission’s ‘White Paper on the Future of the EU' and reckons that strengthening the existing European industrial tissue should be the first step.
'international', 'interlinked' and 'growing' is what can be said of the Metal, Engineering and Technology (MET) sector. Industries have been slowly recovering but highly depend on export. Although the MET industries created 1 million new jobs between 2013 and 2016, the employment in the MET industries was still 600 000 persons lower than in 2008. The future of the MET industries will depend on the level 'innovation' and the access to the right digital 'skills'.
Digitalisation is challenging business models and changing the work place and the way we carry out work. Whereas many of the existing studies look at the changes to industrial production and processes, the Ceemet report is a 1st step to address this very last point – the way work is carried out in the Metal, Engineering and Technology-based industries (MET). Based on current trends, discussions and company experiences, the reports aims to be a starting point for discussion.
Revision of Directive 96/71/EC concerning the Posting of Workers in the Framework of the Provision of Services. The Posting of Workers Directive is a fundamental piece of EU legislation which in its current state already provides for very clear safeguards to protect the social rights of posted workers.
The UK renegotiation, represents a unique opportunity to examine the competitiveness of the EU and put in place measures and policies which drive toward the ambitious goal of bringing industry’s contribution to EU GDP from the current 15% to 20% by 2020. The renegotiation must be seen as an opportunity to create lasting structures and measures for all 28 Member States rather than simply a better deal for the UK.
Lifting the Industry - CEEMET 's 2015/2016 economic snapshot of manufacturing in Europe. Since the recession hit the Metal, Engineering and Technology-based (MET) sector, uncertainty has weighed. However the MET sector still represents half of the EU’s total manufacturing output and is therefore a crucial job and wealth creator. In order to capitalize on future growth, Europe must commit to a renewed focus on competitiveness allowing for more investment in high skilled workers, modern equipment, infrastructure and innovation
The academic literature of the last two decades suggests that a Brexit would be rather at odds with the British own economic interests insofar as it would depress productivity gains in the industrial sector and thus weigh on growth and employment.
2014 COMPETITIVE INDUSTRY
With the incoming European Parliament and Commission, it is time to deliver a coherent policy vision for industry.
This is the second Ceemet survey on flexible forms of employment in the European Metal, Engineering and Technology-based (MET) industries. This edition shows further compelling evidence about the central role flexible employment plays for European companies on the global market.
2012 COMPETITIVE INDUSTRY
A joint Ceemet - Orgalime manifesto to highlight the vital role of industry to the economic recovery following the Commission Communication “A Stronger European Industry for Growth and Economic Recovery”.
The study unveils that Metal, Engineering and Technology (MET) employers invest increasingly in the training of their employees based on company specific skills needs.
Summary of a country-by-country overview of 2011 on the evolution of labour arrangements and flexible forms of employment for Metal, Engineering and Technology-based (MET) industries.
2012 HEALTH & SAFETY
This publication bundles Metal, Engineering and Technology-based industries' commitment to a proactive role in healthy workplaces.
2011 SOCIAL PARTNERS
The toolbox for recovering and strengthening competitiveness and safeguarding sustainable employment in the European Metal, Engineering and Technology-based (MET) industry consists of examples of actions undertaken by members of Ceemet and its trade union counterpart EMF.
The role of employers in initial Vocation Education and Training (iVET) is not always clear and there is an ongoing debate at all policy levels regarding this issue. In light of the crucial role that employers can - and do - play in modernising VET systems across Europe, Ceemet launched a European-level project with aim of providing an accurate picture of the role the MET industry plays in iVET.
A compilation of information on employment and working conditions in the metal, engineering and technology-based industries in Ceemet member countries.
2010 COMPETITIVE INDUSTRY
In this paper Ceemet sets out the key priorities in the area of social policy it considers crucial for maintaining a strong and competitive industrial base in Europe. This is a prime goal that the Metal, Engineering and Technology-based (MET) industries sector is pleased to see has been highlighted in the Commission’s Consultation Document on the EU 2020 Strategy (COM(2009)647 final).
This study outlines the regulations on dismissals in Ceemet member countries, including individual dismissals, mass dismissals and shutdown of plants.
This study provides a basic overview of rules and regulations concerning short-time working and the related insurance and benefit systems in Ceemet member countries.
A better match between skills and labour market needs is essential for European industrial competitiveness, in order to provide companies with the skills they need. For the European Metal, Engineering and Technology-based (MET) industry there is no time to spare. Rhetoric has to become reality.
2009 HEALTH & SAFETY
This report analyses the concerns being raised by the stakeholders, addressing weaknesses within the text of the Directive 2004/40/EC.
2008 SOCIAL PARTNERS
Sector employers and trade union lay down the rules of procedure for the European sectoral social dialogue in the sector of the metal, engineering and technology-based industries.