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Agreements


Framework Agreements are the result of the European social dialogue autonomous process. To date the European social partners have concluded six cross-industry framework agreements under Articles 153 and 154 of the Treaty.

Two different procedures exist for their implementation:
  1. either the European social partners ask the Council to adopt a decision (in practice, this is a directive, proposed by the Commission). In this way, the agreement becomes part of EU law;
  2. or they make their national member organisations responsible for implementing the agreement in accordance with the procedures and practices specific to management and labour. Such agreements are known as "autonomous agreements".
You will find below the text of the original agreements (indicated with an asterisk*) and related translations as well as other documents published either by the European Commission and/or by the European social partners that accompany the implementation of each framework agreement.


 AUTONOMOUS AGREEMENTS

  • FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT ON INCLUSIVE LABOUR MARKETS, 25/03/2010 
     EN* 
    • Translations of the agreement jointly made by the social partner organisations:  FR  CZ   DE  FI   LV  HU  NO  SW  ES  HR
    • Third joint implementation report (2013): EN 
    • Second joint implementation report (2012): EN
    • First joint implementation report (2011): EN
    • ETUC interpretation guide: FR   EN  DE

    • Tranlsations of the agreement jointly made by the social partner organisations (through the Translation Fund): DE HU LV  SW
    • Letter of the EU social partners on Commission Communication to the Council and the European Parliament transmitting the European framework agreement on harassment and violence at work (COM(2007) 686 final of 8 November 2007): EN 
    • Final joint implementation report (2010): EN 
    • Second joint implementation report (2009): EN  
    • First joint implementation report (2008): EN  
    • ETUC interpretation guide: EN
     
       
    • Final joint implementation report (2008): EN 
    • Second joint implementation report (2007): EN
    • First joint implementation report (2006): EN FR DE    
 
  • FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT ON TELEWORK, 16/02/2002 
    EN* BG CS DA DE EL ET  ES FI FR HR HU  IS IT LT LV MT NL PL PT RO SL SV SK TR            
    • Final joint implementation report (2006): EN    
    • ETUC interpretation guide: EN FR
 

 FRAMEWORK AGREEMENTS ADOPTED BY COUNCIL DECISION


    • Commission implementation report (2006): EN    
    • ETUI implementation report: EN   

    • Commission implementation report (2003): DE   EN  FR 
 
    • ETUI implementation report (2000): EN