CEMR's Employers' Platform

CEMR is the Council of European Municipalities and Regions. KT participates in the work of CEMR's Employers' Platform (CEMR-EP).

CEMR is the umbrella organisation of European local government associations. European local and regional government organisations founded CEMR in 1951 as a body for cooperation.

KT a member of Employers' Platform right from the start

The Employers' Platform was established by CEMR in 1994 to protect the interests of municipal employers at European level. The task of the platform is to represent municipal employers in matters pertaining to local government.

CEMR operates in 29 countries and has 38 member associations. CEMR and its Employers' Platform CEMR-EP represent close to 100,000 European municipalities. The member associations of CEMR-EP employ about 20 million people.

KT has been actively involved in the work of CEMR-EP since 1994.

Labour market parties exert strong influence on EU decision-making

In 2003, the European Commission recognised CEMR's Employers' Platform (CEMR-EP) as an employer organisation representing local government sector.

In 2004, the European Commission launched sector-specific social dialogue on local government with CEMR's Employers' Platform and the European Federation of Public Services Unions (EPSU) representing municipal employees. In connection with the dialogue, theme years with some aspect of working life as a special theme are organised, development projects launched and framework agreements negotiated.

The Employers' Platform also looks after the interests of municipal employers by cooperating directly with the Commission. The Platform develops human resource management by promoting the dissemination of best practices and the like.