Contact

Address:

Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 200

1049 Brussels

Belgium

Press contact

Media enquiries should be directed to the European Commission press service.

Responsibilities

  • Strengthening the EU's social dimension and ensuring support for workers and job seekers.
  • Developing an action plan to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights, in full respect of the subsidiarity principle, and promoting dialogue with social partners.
  • Developing a legal instrument to ensure workers in the EU have a fair minimum wage.
  • Closely observing EU laws to ensure dignified, transparent and predictable working conditions and looking at ways to improve the labour conditions of platform workers.
  • Helping to design a European Unemployment Benefit Reinsurance Scheme and supporting the European Labour Authority.
  • Developing a European Social Fund+ to improve job creation, productivity and mobility.
  • Working with Member States to strengthen social protection systems in Europe.
  • Reinforcing the Youth Guarantee and developing a European Child Guarantee to fight poverty and secure children’s access to basic services.
  • Developing a European Action Plan for Social Economy to enhance social innovation.
  • Leading the Commission’s work on implementing and updating skills agenda, focusing on filling skills shortages and reskilling.

Mission letter

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European Parliament hearings

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Team

Nicolas Schmit's team helps him in his daily work
Team page

Calendar

Appointments and meetings

  • Tue 22 Sep
    Meeting

    Mr Nicolas Schmit holds a bilateral videoconference meeting with Mr Ralph Brinkhaus (Leader of the CDU/CSU-Bundestagsfraktion)

    Nicolas Schmit
  • Tue 22 Sep
    Meeting
    Brussels
    Belgium

    Mr Nicolas Schmit takes part in a meeting with the Slovenian Minister of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, Mr Cigler Kralj

    Nicolas Schmit

Transparency

As part of the Commission’s commitment to transparency, Commissioners and their members of Cabinet publish information on meetings held with organisations or self-employed individuals.

In line with the Commission's Code of Conduct for Members of the Commission, each Commissioner publishes a Declaration of Interests.

A signed, authentic version is published at the bottom of this page.

A machine-readable version of all Declarations is also published. This is in line with the requirements of the Code of Conduct.

The Declarations of Interests follow the requirements set out in Article 3 and in Annex 1 of the new Code of Conduct for Commissioners.

Biography

  • European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights

    2019 - present

  • Member of the European Parliament

    2019

  • Minister for Labour, Employment and the Social and Solidarity Economy, Luxembourg

    2013 - 2018

  • Minister for Labour, Employment and Immigration, Luxembourg

    2009 - 2013

  • Minister Delegate for Foreign Affairs and Immigration

    2004 - 2009

  • Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Luxembourg to the EU

    1998 - 2004

  • Member of the Council of State, Luxembourg

    1991 - 2004