Organisation: Council of European Employers for the Metal, Engineering and Technology based industries (CEEMET)
Position in the organisation: Director General
Biography note: Uwe Combüchen, born in 1961, is an attorney at law. He started his career at a law firm in Germany, where he was dealing with civil law and in particular labour law issues. In 1992 he joined CEEMET (Council of European Employers of the Metal, Engineering and Technology-based industries) in Cologne. In 1997 he became Director General of CEEMET. He relocated the CEEMET offices to Brussels in 1999. Since then he continuously established CEEMET’s role as a lobbying organisation in the area of European social, employment and industrial policy issues. This includes playing a leading role in the European Manufacturing Forum at the European Parliament and in an increasing number of ad hoc alliances with major European industry organisations. CEEMET’s fields of expertise cover EU social policy initiatives, industrial and employee relations, health & safety issues as well as education and training. Furthermore, he prepared the formalization of the social dialogue between CEEMET and the European Metalworkers Federation that was recognized by the European Commission and is operational since 2010.
Plenary Session P2 – “Reinvent Education with Industry”