Can we still take advantage of the CSE if we no longer work in the company?

Verified 01 January 2024 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

Yes, the benefits provided by the Social and Economic Committee (ESC - formerly company Committee), called social and cultural activities, are intended for employees or former employees of the company and their families.

The EESC reserves social and cultural activities primarily to employees (including those whose contracts are suspended, for example for parental leave) and their families.

Former employees of the company (whatever the reason for leaving: retirement, resignation, dismissal, termination of fixed-term contracts...) can also benefit from the social and cultural activities of the EESC.

These social and cultural activities may include the following services and benefits:

  • Welfare services at work and in the daily life of the employee (canteens, consumer cooperatives, housing, family gardens, nurseries, holiday camps...)
  • Leisure and sports activities
  • Educational and cultural services (libraries, apprenticeship and vocational training centers, study circles, general education courses, etc.)
  • Social services responsible for coordinating and promoting social achievements decided by the EESC and the employer
  • Social welfare and mutual assistance benefits (pension institutions, mutual relief businesses, etc.)
  • Occupational health service established in the company (prevention, screening...)


the ESC may adjust benefits according to certain criteria such as, for example, the income of employees or the age of children.

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