The European Commission regularly seeks the views of citizens and stakeholders when it develops policy and legislation.
In this section of the website, you can find out about open public consultations in the area of employment, social affairs and inclusion. You can also find details of previous public consultations, including information about the responses received and the follow-up taken.
For a complete overview of public consultations launched by the European Commission, please see the Consultations website.
|Title||Policy field(s)||Target group(s)||End date|
|Public consultation on integration of long-term unemployed into the labour market||Employment and social affairs||All citizens, organisations and public authorities are welcome to respond to this consultation. In particular, the consultation seeks to gather views from individual citizens, in their personal or professional capacity, civil society organisations working on the issue of long-term unemployment as well as employment and social services providers, employers and public authorities at both national and local level.||31/07/2018|
|Title||Policy field(s)||Target group(s)||End date|
|Public consultation on a European Labour Authority and a European Social Security Number||EU Social Security Coordination, Labour Mobility, Employment||All individuals and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Although the consultation does not aim to single out any specific category of stakeholders, contributions are expected from public authorities at national, regional or local level, social partners, practitioners (e.g. consultants), academics, civil society organisations and individual citizens, in their personal or professional capacity.||07/01/2018|
|Public consultation on a possible EU action addressing the challenges of access to social protection for people in all forms of employment in the framework of the European Pillar of Social Rights||Employment, social protection||The general public and all stakeholders, in particular organisations with an interest in social protection matters such as governments, public authorities, companies||15/01/2018|
|Open Public Consultation for the Evaluation of the EU Agencies: EUROFOUND, CEDEFOP, ETF, EU-OSHA||Employment and Social Affairs||All citizens and public and private organisations are welcomed to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are sought in particular from stakeholders of Eurofound, Cedefop, the ETF and EU-OSHA during the period 2011-2016.||05/07/2017|
|Open public consultation for the mid-term evaluation of the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD)||Employment and Social Affairs, Equal opportunities, Justice and Fundamental Rights, Social Inclusion||All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from stakeholders directly involved in FEAD -Stakeholders involved in the management of operational programmes -Organisations involved in the delivery of FEAD as beneficiaries or project partners -individuals receiving support from FEAD||05/05/2017|
|Open public consultation for the mid-term evaluation of the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI)||Employment, social innovation, job mobility, microfinance, social entrepreneurship||All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute. However, contributions are particularly sought from stakeholders and participants/beneficiaries involved in the EaSI programme planning and deliver during the 2014-2016 period.||25/01/2017|
|Open Public Consultation for the Mid-term Evaluation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF)||Employment, Social Affairs, Youth||All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute. However, contributions are particularly sought from stakeholders and participants/beneficiaries directly involved in the EGF during the 2014-2020 period, especially: - Stakeholders involved with the design and delivery of the EGF support - Stakeholders involved in addressing wider questions of company, industrial and regional restructuring - Participants in EGF support measures.||18/09/2016|
|Public Consultation on the Evaluation of the European Training Foundation (ETF) in the period 2011-2014||EU external relations policy, human capital development||As wide a range of stakeholders as possible||24/06/2016|
|Public consultation on the European Pillar of Social Rights||Social policy, coordination of economic policy||Citizens, organisations and public authorities.||31/12/2016|
|Public consultation in the context of ex-post evaluation of the European Social Fund during the 2007-2013 programming period||Education, Employment, Equal opportunities, Justice and Fundamental Rights, Regional Policy, Social Affairs, Trans-European Networks, Youth||All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute. Contributions are particularly sought from stakeholders directly involved in the ESF during the 2007-2013 programming period: - Stakeholders involved in the management of operational programmes - Stakeholders involved in the delivery of ESF operations as project promoters - Participants in ESF support measures||27/04/2016|
|Public online consultation on the Your First EURES job (YFEJ) mobility scheme and options for future EU measures on youth intra-EU labour mobility||Free movement of workers, labour mobility||The consultation, available in the EU official languages, is open to all citizens and organisations of the European Economic Area (EEA), i.e. the EU-28 countries, Norway Iceland and Liechtenstein||22/04/2016|
|Public consultation on the review of the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020||Employment and Social Affairs||All citizens, organisations and public authorities are welcome to contribute to this consultation||18/03/2016|
|Consultation on the Written Statement Directive||Employment and Social Affairs||All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions from employees, employees' organisations or employees' representatives, employers, employers' organisations and public authorities are especially sought.||20/04/2016|
|Public consultation on EU Social Security Coordination||Employment and Social Affairs||The consultation is open to all citizens and organisations||07/10/2015|
|Public consultation on service provision to long-term unemployed||Employment, Social Affairs||All citizens and organisations that are interested in and/or affected by policy on long-term unemployment are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from central, regional and local governments, ministries, public authorities, workers' organisations/trade unions, employers' organisations, small or medium enterprises, large companies, NGOs, individual citizens, researchers/academics and think-tanks/consultancies.||15/05/2015|
|Public consultation on the review on the Working Time Directive (Directive 2003/88/EC)||Employment and Social Affairs||All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation.||18/03/2015|
|Public consultation on the new EU occupational safety and health policy framework||Employment and Social Affairs||All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought by representatives of Member States public authorities, social partner organisations, and stakeholders and experts with an interest in the area of occupational safety and health.||26/08/2013|
|Revision of the EU provisions on coordination of long-term care benefits and unemployment benefits (Regulation (EC) No 883/2004)||EU Social Security Coordination and Free Movement||General public and organisations||05/03/2013|
|Exploiting the employment potential of the personal and household services||Employment and Social Affairs||National, regional and local authorities, trade unions, employers' organisations, NGOs, academics and other stakeholders or individual citizens with an interest in personal and household services||15/07/2012|
|Quality Framework for Traineeships||Employment||All citizens, in particular young people, trainees, social partners, enterprises, education institutions||11/07/2012|
|Green Paper: Restructuring and anticipation of change: what lessons from recent experience?||Employment and Social Affairs||Employers' organisations, trade unions, national, regional and local authorities, academics, NGOs, other stakeholders as well as individual citizens with an interest in restructuring and anticipation of change.||30/03/2012|
|EU initiatives for the enforcement of EU rules on freedom of movement for workers||Employment and Social Affairs||All citizens, national, regional and local authorities, trade unions, employers, ONGs, academics, other stakeholders with an interest in the free movement of workers||12/08/2011|
|Public consultation on a possible successor instrument to the EU programme for employment and social solidarity – Progress 2007-2013||Employment and social solidarity||
This public consultation targets key stakeholders of the PROGRESS programme, in particular relevant authorities in the participating countries, including public employment services, local and regional authorities, specialised bodies provided for under Union law; social and economic partners; NGOs; higher education institutions and research institutes, experts in evaluation, and the media. It covers all PROGRESS participating countries: EU Member States, EFTA/EEA and candidate countries, and one pre-candidate country.
|Green Paper towards adequate, sustainable and safe European pension systems||Economic affairs; Employment and social affairs; Internal market||All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from Member States, other public authorities, business organisations, social partners and non-governmental organisations.||15/11/2010|
|Public consultation on the preparation of a new EU Disability Strategy 2010-2020||Employment and social||All citizens and organisations||04/01/2010|
|Consultation in view of a possible designation of 2012 as European Year for Active Ageing and Intergenerational Solidarity||Employment and social affairs||Relevant stakeholders, such as EU-level NGOs, social partners, Member State governments and agencies as well as organisations representing regional and local governments, experts on ageing, intergenerational solidarity, communication and behavioural/attitude change.||31/07/2009|
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