Training and Mentoring

To provide capacity-building opportunities within the framework of the European social dialogue, the ETUC Resource Centre organises tailored training and mentoring seminars for national trade unions based in the EU and candidate countries.

How are they set-up? 

The training and mentoring seminars usually take place in Brussels on two occasions and within a 3 day time-frame. The participants are split into 2 groups of around 20 people, respecting a regional balance between the EU15, the 13 new Member States and the candidate countries (Serbia, Montenegro, FYROM and Turkey). The working language of the seminars is English.

During the seminar, participants are able to take part in one or more of the following activities:
  • Observation of a social dialogue activity (i.e. Social Dialogue Committee);
  • Observation of a EU institution activity relating to employment and social issues (i.e. EP Employment Committee hearings, EESC meetings, etc.); 
  • Meetings with stakeholders from the European scene such as the ETUC and its European Industry Federations, the ETUI, the European Commission, the European Parliament;
  • Training workshops on the European cross-industry and sectoral social dialogue.

Who can apply?

Trade unionists from the EU Member States and the candidate countries, with a working knowledge of English, who would like to learn more about the European social dialogue and further develop their negotiation skills.

Where to find more information on past Training & Mentoring sessions ?

Below you can find more details about the participants and content of the "Training & Mentoring" seminars on  already organised.

How to apply? 
ETUC member organisations will receive an invitation letter in order to register.

 European Social Dialogue Academy (ESDA) 2014-2015 Session 2
European Social Dialogue Academy (ESDA)  2014 - 2015 Session 1  Training and Mentoring group of May 2010 - June 2010  Training and Mentoring group of October 2009 - January 2010  Training and Mentoring group of December 2008 - March 2009
 Training and Mentoring group of April - June 2008