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Council of European Employers of the Metal, Engineering and Technology-based Industries

Identification number in the register: 61370904700-45
Registration date: 07/12/2010 13:13:17

The information on this entity was last modified on: 29/01/2015 10:02:22
The date of the last annual update was: 29/01/2015 10:02:22
Next update due latest on: 29/01/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Council of European Employers of the Metal, Engineering and Technology-based Industries



    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations

Trade and business associations

    Contact details

Boulevard Auguste Reyers, 80
Brussels 1030

(+32) 027068465

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Uwe Combüchen

Director General

    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Uwe Combüchen

Director General

    Goals / remit

CEEMET was created in 1962. MEMBERS AND COVERAGE - CEEMET Members are national employer organisations, almost universally with a legal social partner mandate from metal, engineering and technology-based industries in 23 countries. CEEMET members are responsible for representing the social policy and industrial relations' interests of the metal companies in the country concerned, and, where so existing, for the conclusion of
the collective agreements in the metal industry. CEEMET has the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) and SEIFSA from South
Africa as associated Members. CEEMET also has contacts with cross-industry employers’ organisations in countries where no
employer organisation of the metal, engineering and technology-based industries exist and here in particular in the new EU Member
States, such as SP of the Czech Republic, MGYOSZ of Hungary, PKPP and KPP of Poland. The member organisations of CEEMET
cover -in principle- the entire range of sectors of the manufacturing industries, including
• Basic Metals
• Fabricated Metal Goods
•Mechanical Engineering
• Electrical and Electronical Industry
• ICT Industries
• Medical, precision and optical instruments, watches
• Transportation Means (automobile, ship, aircraft)
• Instrument Engineering.

Some national member organisations also cover the
metal producing industries (iron and steel) or parts of it foundries. Altogether, the CEEMET Members represent about 200,000 member companies employing 35 million workers. The objectives as laid down in the statutes of CEEMET are “to promote the exchange of information among its members on all social issues which directly affect interests of these industries. It is also to facilitate
concerted views and the formulation of statements on matters of common interest. In achieving these purposes the Association may
make such representation to international organisations as is required." CEEMET activities and tasks are based on two pillars: - the
exchange and structural documentation of national information on industrial relations, labour law or training matters in the metal and
electrical industry - the follow-up of European matters, including lobbying on dossiers of particular interest to our industry. CEEMET
follows the wide spectrum of social policy affairs via different Groups and Committees which meet regularly and deal with matters on - "Industrial and Employee Relations", - "European Union" - covering labour law and social protection - "Education, Training and Employability" - "Health and Safety" and - "Socio-Economic Trends". In January 2010 CEEMET and the EMF (European Metalworkers Federation) have set up a sectoral social dialogue committee covering the metal, engineering and technology-based industries - this committee was set up with the approval and recognition of the European Commission. Occasionally, CEEMET activities also address manufacturing specific issues at global level, in particular at ILO and and IOE level. CEEMET nearly entirely
financed through membership contributions from its national member organisations.

  • European
  • global

    Specific activities covered by the Register

CEEMET's main focus lies with initiatives in the area of:
a. labour market surveillance and labour law at national and European level, b. employment and social policy, including social protection, c. education and employability, d. health and safety at the workplace, e. national and European level industrial relations.
Some recent related initiatives comprise the carrying out of an international CEEMET study on flexible forms of employment in the MET industry (2015), an international study on industrial relations and wage determination in the MET industry (2014), publishing a manifesto on industry EU policy priorities (industrial competitiveness for a social Europe)(2014) and organising a debate on this in the EP as well as the organisation of European Forums for Manufacturing, bringing together MEPs and Commission officials with representatives from national CEEMET members including practitioners from company level.
CEEMET is the sole authoritative source of information on the current state of labour law in its representative sector, publishing its annual detailed summary of labour and employment law including the latest legal requirements resulting from its members' collective agreements.

CEEMET regularly compiles studies on labour legislation, collective agreements, working conditions etc. based on information from our members.

CEEMET publishes regular news items on our website -, while we publish an external CEEMET Stakeholder newsletter where we periodically discuss and report on our topical issues.

CEEMET is the representative social dialogue employer organisation for its sector, conducting studies into the use of various forms of employment contracts jointly with trade unions, publishing the same and conducting both bilateral and mulit-lateral meetings with trade unions on issues of labour law and social policy.

Finally, CEEMET organises a number of events annually to promote policy messages e.g. conferences, seminars, breakfast meetings, evening reception with relevant EU stakeholders.


CEEMET is regularly invited to meet with the representative European Commissioners and Directors relevant to its work for both bilateral and multi-lateral discussions. it is an invitee for high-level stakeholder discussions on social dialogue revision and wider events sponsored by the European Commission upon industrial issues, such as skills and investment.


CEEMET has observer status on the Commission's
Advisory Committee on Health and Safety at Work, Working Party for EMF.
The Advisory Committee on safety and health at work (ACSH) is a tripartite body set up in 2003 by a Council Decision (2003/C 218/01) to streamline the consultation process in the field of occupational safety and health (OSH).

CEEMET has an active participant in the work of the Employment and social affairs committee. Its representatives have given evidence before the committee, attended groups working in specific policy initiatives, for example the posting of workers, and Health and safety issues, and regularly submits evidence to and meets with the committee members. CEEMET actively supports many individual members of the committee, regardless of any particular political affiliation, with their individual own initiative reports, supplying evidence, facilitating meetings with companies and trade unions, and providing data sets for analysis.

CEEMET is a member of the board of governance for the European Forum for Manufacturing. The European Forum for Manufacturing helps to provide European political leadership for the development of multilateral public policies addressing the economic, social and environmental challenges facing manufacturing globally.

The purpose of the EFM is to help ensure that Europe remains a leader and benefits fully through enhanced global competitiveness, social progress and environmental responsibility.

Its objectives are pursued through a continuous programme of Roundtable debates, focused around three broad priorities:

1:EU policy and legislative agendas as they impact on manufacturing, its technologies, markets, sectors and stakeholders
2:Partnerships with other international communities of interest in the development of research and innovation for manufacturing technologies
3: Long-term future trends for European manufacturing industry and society

It is a non partisan, cross-party and pan-European platform for the exchange of information, the identification of key issues for the industry involving leading people working in this key EU sector

CEEMET's main focus lies with initiatives in the are of:
a. labour market, b. employment and social policy, including social protection, c. education and employability, d. health and safety at the workplace.
Some recent related initiatives comprise, for example the carrying out of an international CEEMET study on improving coperation between manufacturing industries and institutions of initial vocational education and training and the organisation of a conference on this topic in February 2010; CEEMET representation at the tripartite social summit in March 2010 on the Europe 2020 Strategy or the organisation of European Forums for Manufacturing bringing together MEPs and Commission officials with representatives from national CEEMET members including practitioners from company level.

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

100%: 5  



Regular secondments from members.

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Uwe COMBÜCHEN 29/11/2014 27/11/2015
John HARKIN 11/02/2015 29/02/2016
Ingrid Caroline HOLMQVIST 06/03/2015 04/03/2016
Daniel GERBER 11/02/2015 04/02/2016

    Fields of interest

  • Budget
  • Competition
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Enterprise
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Research and Technology
  • Youth

    Membership and affiliation

Full members:

Observer Members:

EEN - European Employers Network at BUSINESSEUROPE

    Financial data

01/2014  -  12/2014

100,000 € - 199,999 €


5,823 €

CEEMET received in 2014 €5.823,44 in direct net funding from the EU funded research project -EMFWELD under REA (FP7-SME-2012-2-315)

CEEMET's revenues are generated nearly exclusively by membership contributions. Cost range excludes costs for CEEMET staff

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.