ECEG members exchange on national social affairs and industrial relations. They want to learn from each other (best practice) and coordinate policies where necessary. Since the EU is becoming more and more an actor in the area of social affairs, employment policy, health and safety at work and vocational education and training (VET), it is imperative to monitor the different activities at EU level. This is why ECEG follows initiatives and legislation which usually have a great impact at national level (e.g. rules set on working time, European Work Councils, standards for information and consultation of employees, occupational pensions, mobility and transparency instruments in the field of VET etc.).ECEG defines positions in this area and works together with BUSINESSEUROPE and other sectoral employers’ organisations within the European Employers Network (EEN) of BUSINESSEUROPE.