What are the missions of the ORPE?

The ORPE’s mission is to:

  • study of trends in individual and collective labour relations and their impact on employment and training;
  • analyse the social partners’ contribution to employment action plans, vocational training, collective agreements and inter-professional social dialogue agreements;
  • collect relevant information and establish the necessary interdisciplinary scientific basis for guiding future reforms in the field of social legislation;
  • monitor legislation on continuing vocational training;
  • collaborate with European and international bodies working in the same field.

In addition, ORPE shall be designated as the National Centre for Luxembourg of the European Industrial Relations Observatory operating within the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions in Dublin. The relevant national correspondent shall be appointed from among ORPE’s member officials.

What is the composition of ORPE?

ORPE is composed of a tripartite management committee, comprising two representatives of the nationally representative trade unions, two representatives of the employers to be recommended by the employers’ federations that can claim a national presence, and two representatives of the Minister.

It is chaired by the Minister of Labour and Employment or an official deputised for this purpose.


Who leads the work of the ORPE?

The general thrust of ORPE’s work is provided by the tripartite management committee.

This management committee also establishes the work plan, oversees the results and advises on publications.