WHO WE ARE

What we stand for

Through ECEG's membership, the association represents:

more than

94,000 enterprises

3.3 million

direct employees

a turnover of 

€614 billion 

in the EU28*

*figures Eurostat 2018

About ECEG and the Social Dialogue:

European Sectoral Social Dialogue Committees (SSDC) are fora for consultation on European policies. They are also tools for autonomous social dialogue among the European social partners who may develop joint actions and conduct negotiations on issues of common interest, thereby contributing directly to shaping EU labour legislation and policies.

This policy instrument set up by the European Commission is provided to the social partners of chemical industry as well as to 42 other sectors operating in the internal market.

The counterpart of ECEG in the SSDC is industriAll Europe, representing around 8 million workers from all European countries. As official sectoral social partners, the ECEG and industriAll Europe set up their Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee. They are autonomous in their work and responsible for the level and rhythm of their dialogue (number and type of meetings), the content of their dialogue (work programme, meeting agenda) and the outcome of their dialogue. The European Commission provides organisational, financial and policy support via a responsible policy officer. The Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for the chemicals, pharmaceuticals, rubber and plastics industries organises one plenary meeting as well as two (previously three) working group meetings per year.

Access all Social Dialogue related documents here.

 
 

Our history

2002

2004

2009

Foundation of the European Chemical Employers Group (ECEG) by 11 national employers' associations. Currently, it brings together 18 Member federations

ECEG entered into a formalised Social Dialogue on behalf of the European Chemical Industry, alongside with its social partner, the then European Mine, Chemical and Energy Workers' Federation (EMCEF), as of 2012, industriAll European Trade Union. Find our latest joint work programme here. 

In December, ECEG is registered as an international non-profit association under Belgian law (ASBL). The process is finalised in 2011.

2015

Alongside the chemical sector, ECEG also represents the pharmaceutical, rubber and plastics sectors.

Our Structure

ECEG's administration includes the Board, the Steering Committee, the Secretariat and three Working Groups, covering Industrial Relations, H&S and Education and Lifelong Learning:

The Board

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Klaus-Peter Stiller

President

BAVC

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Yves Verschueren

Vice-President

essenscia

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Magali Smets

Vice-President

France Chimie

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Claudio Benedetti

Vice-President

Federchimica

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Jonas Hagelqvist

Vice-President

IKEM

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Stephen Elliott

Treasurer

CIA

The Steering Committee

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Paolo Cuneo

Chair

Federchimica

Sylvain Jonquet

Vice-Chair

France Chimie

The Secretariat

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Emma Argutyan

Director General

ECEG

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Eleonora Isopo

Policy Executive

ECEG

The Working Groups

Competitiveness, Employment

and Industrial Policy

Education and

Lifelong Learning

Health & Safety and

Demographic Change

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Simon Marsh

Chair

CIA

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Koen Laenens

Chair

essenscia

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Jochen Wilkens

Chair

BAVC/VCI

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Anni Siltanen

Vice-Chair

Kemianteollisuus

 
LINKS
CONTACT

European Chemical Employers Group (ECEG)

secretariat@eceg.org

Rue Belliard 40, PO 7
1040 Brussels
Belgium

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