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Who are the European social partners?

The European social partners are the two sides of industry: labour and management.

For European workers, at intersectoral level the representative body is the ETUC (European Trade Union Confederation), and for the employers’ side BusinessEurope , UEAPME (European Association of craft, small and medium-sized enterprises) and CEEP (European Centre of Enterprises with Public Participation and of Enterprises of General Economic Interest).

The European sectoral social dialogue takes place at branch level between the European trade union and employer organisations of a specific sector of the economy.

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