EU SD and Capacity Building 2014-2016

Following the joint seminars organised in 2012 and 2013 which looked at the state of  implementation of autonomous agreements, the European social partners have decided to continue addressing the promotion and reinforcement of the European social dialogue. In this new round of projects they will seek to specifically address the following issues:

 

  • Launch a reflection on the role of social dialogue in changing economies and societies: this is identified as a particular challenge for the European social partners and their affiliates. The objective will be to take stock of the situation of collective bargaining at national level and try to build a common understanding of the role and contribution of both employers and trade unions organisations in changing times. including how they can adapt to new situations; 
  • Implementation and follow-up of EU social dialogue instruments: this will allow monitoring the situation in countries  where a lack of or insufficient implementation has been observed with a view to making further progress in the  implementation of EU social dialogue instruments, in particular autonomous agreements (Telework (2002), Work  Related Stress (2004), Harassment and Violence at Work (2007), and Inclusive Labour Markets (2010).

 

JOINT EVENTS ON THE PROMOTION OF EU SOCIAL DIALOGUE INSTRUMENTS 

For the above reasons, the European social partners have agreed to organise 4 decentralised cluster seminars on promoting and reinforcing EU social dialogue. Each seminar will gather 40 participants (20 trade union, 20 employers) from 4 different countries. 

In addition to these four cluster seminars, the European social partners have also agreed to organise a cluster seminar specifically targeted at candidate countries with 50 national social partners (25 trade union, 25 employers). 

You will find below all information on the seminars’ dates, locations and countries covered: 

 

Seminar 1

Seminar 2

Seminar 3

Seminar 4

Location

Warsaw, Poland

Athens, Greece

Paris, France

Helsinki, Finland

Organiser

BUSINESSEUROPE

ETUC

BUSINESSEUROPE

ETUC

Date

16-17 December 2014

20-21 May 2015

25-26 June 2015

17-18 November 2015

Countries

Denmark, Germany, Poland, Slovakia

Belgium, Cyprus, Greece, Sweden

France, Ireland, Italy Lithuania,  

Estonia, Finland, the Netherlands, Portugal

 Seminar for Candidate Countries: 

Location

Belgrade, Serbia

Organiser

ETUC

Date

22-23 January 2015

Countries

FYROM, Montenegro, Serbia

Seminar on ESF and Capacity building of Social Partner: 

Location

Riga, Latvia

Organiser

BUSINESSEUROPE

Date

30 March 2015

Countries

All Member States