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 'your voice in Europe' website. You can also participate in discussion forums on a wide range of issues on the 'Debate Europe' website.
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|Title||Policy field(s)||Target group(s)||End date|
|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|
|Consultation on restructuring and anticipation of change||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|
|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|