During his speech at the Tripartite Social Summit, President Maxime Legrand called for better synergies within EU policy-making to achieve Europe’s ambitions for 2030. The European Green Deal and digital agenda require more responsibility in leadership and a better involvement of stakeholders and social partners.
“For the transitions to be effective, permanent and well accepted by the whole of the society, it will have to respect and foster social cohesion, mobilize all available energies and include all diversities.” Maxime Legrand, President of CEC European Managers
During his speech at the Tripartite Social Summit on 20 October 2021, Maxime Legrand highlighted the important role managers play in making the EU’s green and digital transitions work. As the coronavirus has shown, major crises can be overcome by smartly working together and strengthening social cohesion. This also requires responsible leaders that can bring out the best from workers, various stakeholders and new policy opportunities.
The Tripartite Social Summit is the EU’s most high-level event on social and employment policies. Leaders from EU institutions, including Charles Michel and Ursula Von der Leyen, met with the EU’s social partners. As the autonomous voice of managers in Europe, CEC European Managers has been able to express the specific concerns and opinions of the managerial workforce. CEC European Managers is part of the employee delegation through the Liaison Committee with Eurocadres.
This edition of the Summit focused on “Transforming Europe’s recovery into long-term sustainable growth supporting more and better jobs.” According to President Maxime Legrand, it will prove key to invest in the competences of managers to ensure they can meet the EU’s ambitions for 2030. From the reduction of GHG emissions by 55% to building a sovereign digital Europe – managers need to be skilled on these priorities and be able to take their co-workers on board.