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Nicolas Schmit

COMMISSIONER (2019-2024)

Nicolas Schmit
Jobs and Social Rights

Email: cab-schmit-archivesatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (cab-schmit-archives[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu)

Adress: Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 200, 1049 Brussels, Belgium

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Responsibilities

  • Strengthening the EU's social dimension and ensuring support for workers and job seekers.
  • Developing an action plan to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights, in full respect of the subsidiarity principle, and promoting dialogue with social partners.
  • Developing a legal instrument to ensure workers in the EU have a fair minimum wage.
  • Closely observing EU laws to ensure dignified, transparent and predictable working conditions and looking at ways to improve the labour conditions of platform workers.
  • Helping to design a European Unemployment Benefit Reinsurance Scheme and supporting the European Labour Authority.
  • Developing a European Social Fund+ to improve job creation, productivity and mobility.
  • Working with Member States to strengthen social protection systems in Europe.
  • Reinforcing the Youth Guarantee and developing a European Child Guarantee to fight poverty and secure children’s access to basic services.
  • Developing a European Action Plan for Social Economy to enhance social innovation.
  • Leading the Commission’s work on implementing and updating skills agenda, focusing on filling skills shortages and reskilling.

Mission letter

1 DECEMBER 2019
President von der Leyen's mission letter to Nicolas Schmit
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European Parliament hearings

1 DECEMBER 2019
Nicolas Schmit's answers to the European Parliament questionnaire
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Team

Nicolas Schmit's team helps him in his daily work

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Calendar

Mr Nicolas Schmit gives a keynote speech at Official opening of the Skills Summit 2024

  • Brussels, Belgium

Mr Nicolas Schmit meets with Mr Paul Thompson, Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Development of Canada

Transparency

As part of the Commission’s commitment to transparency, Commissioners and their members of Cabinet publish information on meetings held with organisations or self-employed individuals.

In line with the Commission's Code of Conduct for Members of the Commission, each Commissioner publishes a Declaration of Interests.

signed, authentic version is published at the bottom of this page.

machine-readable version of all Declarations is also published. This is in line with the requirements of the Code of Conduct.

The Declarations of Interests follow the requirements set out in Article 3 and in Annex 1 of the new Code of Conduct for Commissioners.

Biography

  1. 2019 - present
    European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights
  2. 2019
    Member of the European Parliament
  3. 2013 - 2018
    Minister for Labour, Employment and the Social and Solidarity Economy, Luxembourg
  4. 2009 - 2013
    Minister for Labour, Employment and Immigration, Luxembourg
  5. 2004 - 2009
    Minister Delegate for Foreign Affairs and Immigration
  6. 1998 - 2004
    Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Luxembourg to the EU
  7. 1991 - 2004
    Member of the Council of State, Luxembourg
1 DECEMBER 2019
Nicolas Schmit's biography
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Declaration of interests

20 JANUARY 2023
Declaration of interests - Nicolas Schmit
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