The European social dialogue is a key element of the European Social Model, allowing the social partners - employers and employees - to contribute to the governance of the EU and the definition of European social standards.
In 2014, EURELECTRIC was reconfirmed by Eurofound as the main representative of employers within the EU electricity sector and therefore a recognised social actor at EU level. Alongside other partners (EPSU, IndustriAll Europe) and as part of the European Social Dialogue Committee, EURELECTRIC is consulted on EU policies with social implications, ranging from health and safety, vocational education and training, restructuring, demographic change to diversity and equal opportunities, adaptation to new technologies and corporate social responsibility (CSR).
The current Work Programme focuses mainly on the effects of the transition in the electricity sector as well as ensuring a qualified workforce for the electricity sector. In June 2016, EURELECTRIC co-signed a Quality Framework for Traineeships in the European Electricity Sector.