In order to promote full implementation of EU social dialogue texts
throughout Europe, a fund has been created for translating texts negotiated
through the EU social dialogue into languages of EU member states as well as
What does this cover?
The fund is available for translating documents produced by the European
cross-industry social dialogue as well as agreements negotiated in the
framework of the European sectoral social dialogue with a direct link and/or
deriving from cross-industry social dialogue texts. To access European
sectoral social dialogue instruments translated through this fund click here.
Texts will be translated from their original language into the languages of the
EU Member States and candidate countries.
Texts include agreements, frameworks of action, reports and other outputs of
the cross-industry level social dialogue.
Once finalised, the translations of the EU Social Dialogue texts will be
published on the ETUC resource centre website as well as on the website of employers’ organisations.
Who can apply?
National confederations affiliated to the European social partner
organisations: ETUC, BusinessEurope -UEAPME and CEEP as well as European
Industry Federations willing to translate EU level sectoral agreements directly
linked and/or deriving from cross-industry social dialogue texts.
How to apply?
To benefit from the fund, national social partners must send a joint request to
either BusinessEurope or the ETUC, indicating the document(s) they wish to
Who translates the texts?
National social partners either jointly choose a national based translator to
carry out the work or they ask the EU social partners to help them find an
independent translator. In any case they must jointly check the translated
text. The cost of the translation(s) will then be reimbursed by either BusinessEurope
or ETUC according to the language.
For practical reasons, the financial aspects of this joint fund have been split
Albanian, Bulgarian, Czech, Estonian, Finnish, French, Greek, Hungarian,
Macedonian, Maltese, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish...
Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, German, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian,
Montenegrin, Polish, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak and Slovenian.
For further information about application and languages covered by the
ETUC please contact:
Boulevard du Roi Albert II, 5 - B - 1210 Brussels
Tel: +32 2 224 04 04
Fax: + 32 2 224 04 54
further information on the languages covered by BusinessEurope please contact:
Av. de Cortenbergh, 168 - B-1000 Brussels
Tel: +32 (0) 2 237 65 92
Fax: +32 (0) 2 237 66 31