Social dialogue results


The European social partners, namely the ETUC , BUSINESSEUROPE-UEAPME and the CEEP , have concluded a number of agreements: such as parental leave (1996) and (2009),  part-time work (1997) and fixed-term contracts (1999), on telework (2002), work-related stress (2004), harassment and violence at work (2007) and inclusive labour markets (2010).

The social partners have also concluded frameworks of actions for the lifelong development of competencies and qualifications (2002), on gender equality (2005) and youth employment (2013).

In July 2015 the European social partners adopted their fifth multiannual work programme, to run until 2017, identifying areas of joint action.

In this section of the resource centre website you will find the main results achieved by the European social dialogue to date and related documents developed either jointly by the EU social partners or the European Commission (i.e. implementation reports) or by the ETUC only, to support its members in the use of a given instrument (i.e. interpretation guides).