BusinessEurope brings together 40 business and employers' associations from 34 European countries. It represents 20 million businesses in Europe, represents the common interests of its members vis-à-vis the EU institutions and is a leader in employers in the European social dialogue. The organization provides its members with information, expert studies, opinions adopted and acts in support of them, thus enabling them to directly and effectively influence the development of initiatives, policies and legislative and non-legislative measures of the European Commission in its infancy. NUE has been the only employer organization from Slovakia which is since 2010 a full member of BusinessEurope.


BIAC is an OECD advisory committee that brings together the most important industry and employers' associations from each of the 34 OECD member countries. It covers all areas of OECD economic policy through 31 standing committees and working groups. Starting in 2008, RÚZ experts started working in OECD-BIAC bodies (committees and working groups), and since 2010 a representative of NUE has been acting as Vice-Chairman of the BIAC Committee for Better Regulation. Membership gives NUE experts the opportunity to monitor policy developments in important areas (economic policy, fiscal policy, trade, investment, employment, education) in an international context and to follow major trends based on analyzes and statistics from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). In specific areas (transport, chemicals, raw materials), it gives industry the opportunity to involve its experts in specific topics.


The IOE is an international employers' organization at the International Labour Office based in Geneva that defends the interests of employers in the field of labour and social affairs and helps to promote the interests of employers in relation to the International Labor Organization and national governments.

Digital Coalition

Digital Coalition - the National Coalition for Digital Skills and Occupations of the Slovak Republic (abbreviated to "Digital Coalition", English: Slovak National Coalition for Digital Skills and Jobs) is an initiative with national competence in the Slovak Republic based on the initiative of the European Commission by the IT Association of Slovakia and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister Slovakia for Investment and Informatization with the participation of 21 founding members on September 27, 2017. Its goal is to mobilize across a range of public, private, academic and civic organizations and institutions in Slovakia to improve the digital skills of citizens, IT specialists, all employees and in education. RÚZ is one of the founding members of the Digital Coalition.


The EESC is an advisory committee to the European Commission within the meaning of Article 262 of the Treaty. It prepares opinions and exploratory reports at the request of the Council of the European Union, the European Parliament and the European Commission. Employers from the Slovak Republic are represented as follows:

Advisory committees and specialized agencies of the European Commission

Advisory committees and specialized agencies of the European Commission are set up in accordance with Art. 138 of the EU Treaty and fall under the responsibility of the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities (DG EMPL). They are staffed on a tripartite basis, by representatives nominated by the national umbrella organizations of the social partners.


The European Labour Authority, established in 2019, is a body of the European Union with a focus on cross-border labour mobility. An aim of the Authority is to support fair labour mobility within the EU, enabling citizens and businesses to seize the opportunities offered by the internal market. The European Labour Authority (ELA) helps ensure that EU rules on labour mobility and social security coordination are enforced in a fair, simple, and effective way, and makes it easier for citizens and businesses to reap the benefits of the internal market.

CEE initiative

"""The initiative of employers 'and industry associations of Central and Eastern European countries was launched in 2005 by five Central and Eastern European employers' and industry associations - SPCR (Czech Republic), NUE (Slovakia), MGYOSZ (Hungary), ZDS (Slovenia) and IV (Austria). The Croatian Employers' Association (HUP) joined the group in autumn 2006, and six organizations are now contributing to important reforms and helping to bring about the necessary changes in political, economic and social systems at national and international level. and Eastern Europe for the benefit of the participating countries, as well as for Europe as a whole. The group is very active: many joint initiatives and lobbying activities have taken place targeting national governments and EU institutions. Eight organizations will be able to pursue common goals more effectively and take a stronger position at national and European level. The participating countries' initiative shall continue to have a significant impact on the economic, social and political development of the region. ""