Employment and social security – these are, in brief, the areas dealt with by the Committee on Labour and Social Affairs, although there is much more to them than meets the eye. Germany’s pension system is facing enormous challenges. Precarious employment situations are becoming more widespread. There is a great need for discussion about the further development of the country’s welfare systems and labour market policy, as well has how it can be ensured that every individual holds a stake in society. The Committee’s work is of all the more significance for the future and organisation of social provision.