CEEMET is the European employers’ organisation representing the interests of the metal, engineering and technology-based industries with a particular focus on social policy and industrial relations issues.

CEEMET was created in 1962 under the name WEM – the Western European Metal Trades Employers’ Organisation, and was in 2004 renamed CEEMET – the Council of European Metal, Engineering and Technology-based Industries.

Our members are national employers’ organisations and federations, representing 200 000 member companies across Europe, the vast majority of which are SMEs, providing some 12.7 million jobs and covering all products within the metal, engineering and technology-based sectors. Together, these companies make up the largest industrial sector in Europe, both in terms of employment levels and added value, and are therefore vital in driving forward and securing Europe’s future prosperity.

Based in Brussels, Belgium, CEEMET is a recognised consultation body and discussion partner of the European Institutions, BusinessEurope, fellow associations from the MET and related industry sectors (ACEA, ASD, CESA, CLEPA, ECEG, EUROFER, FIEC, ORGALIME), European-level trade unions (EMF-FEM) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and International Organisation of Employers (IOE).

Federation of Norwegian Commercial and Service Enterprises


HSH is Norway’s leading federation of commercial and service enterprises within the private sector. HSH offers services to employers related to employment, commercial and social issues. HSH represents the interests of service-providing companies and organisations and offers services that makes it easier to be an employer and to run a business. HSH has approximately 14,000 member businesses with a total of approximately 180,000 employees.

HSH represents a great diversity of companies and NGOs within the trade, service, education and health sectors, e.g.: Knowledge and technology, training and education, cultural affairs, travel, health and care, voluntary services, grocery stores and service enterprises, organisations and societies, funeral services, cleaning, interiors, building materials and furniture, fashion and leisure, commercial agents, pharmacies, staffing, publishing, business services and personal services.


E skills UK


e-skills UK is the Sector Skills Council for Business and Information Technology, rated 'outstanding' in the re-licensing of Sector Skills Councils in 2009. We work on behalf of employers to ensure the UK has the technology skills it needs to succeed in a global digital economy. Our work covers software, internet & web, IT services, telecommunications and business change.