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Sectoral social dialogue - Insurance

Social partners

Employees' organisations Employers' organisations
UNI Europa The European Insurance & Reinsurance Federation (Insurance Europe)
  The European Federation of Insurance Intermediaries (BIPAR)
  Association of Mutual Insurers & Insurance Cooperatives in Europe (AMICE)


The Insurance Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee was formally set up in 1999, although the social partners had been working together in an informal working party since 1987.

This sector covers the following activities, which fall under NACE (Rev. 2) code 65:

  • insurance (life & non-life)
  • reinsurance
  • pension funding, except compulsory social security.

In the EU, the insurance sector employs around 1.8 m people (Eurostat, 2014 Labour Force Survey data).

Major challenges include

  • the changing legislative framework as a result of the financial crisis,
  • the transformation of the sector characterised by a high number of mergers and acquisitions,
  • the changing requirements for skills, as resulting inter alia through the digitalisation of the economy and society.

Key areas

The Committee is currently focusing on:

  • lifelong learning
  • integrating social partners from newer EU countries into the committee
  • relevant regulatory issues.

Activities and meetings

Check the library entries for this sectoral social dialogue committee.

Recent achievements

  • 2015 - Joint declaration on telework in the insurance sector
  • 2012 - Joint booklet on Combatting the demographic challenge in the insurance sector: A secretion of initiatives in Europe
  • 2012 - Report on the joint conference on "Addressing the demographic challenge in the insurance sector"
  • 2012 - Joint statement on demographical challenges in the European insurance sector