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Employment and Social Affairs Committee

Out of all Jean’s parliamentary committees she spends the most time working on the Employment and Social Affairs Committee.

The Employment and Social Affairs Committee is responsible for:

  • Employment Policy including measures to combat unemployment, job creation and the Employment Committee.
  • The social dimension and the labour market in the information society
  • The European Social Fund
  • Social Policy in particular;
    o Protection of living and working conditions, including the working environment, in  order to protect the health and safety of workers
    o Information and consultation of workers’ and employers’ interests
    o Wages and pensions policy
    o Social security and welfare protection
    o Social exclusion and social cohesion
    o Employment and conditions for legal residents from third countries
    o Housing policy and promotion of low-cost housing schemes.