Between February and June 2008, the ETUC Resource Centre organised three two-day seminars addressing trade union confederations from the new EU Member States (namely Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia). These seminars aimed to develop the skills and knowledge of trade unionists from the new EU Member States in order to help them to contribute effectively in the implementation of the European social dialogue at national level. Interpretation facilities were available to participants in their language.
What subjects are dealt with?
Policy and legislative instruments developed at EU level in the framework of the European social dialogue (see ppt
), including: Framework agreement on Violence and Harassment (see ppt
); Framework agreement on work related stress (see ppt
), Framework of Action on Gender Equality (see ppt
), Joint Analysis of the European Social Partners (see ppt
Who can apply?
Trade unionists with a basic knowledge of the European social dialogue instruments and procedures coming from one of the following Member States: Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia or Slovenia.
Groups were broken down as illustrated below.
- Seminar 1 – Warsaw (PL), 14-15 February 2008. Target countries: Poland, Latvia and Slovenia
- Seminar 2 – Bratislava (SK), 19 – 20 March 2008. Target countries: Slovakia, Estonia, Malta
Who covers travel and subsistence expenses?
- Seminar 3 – Nicosia (CY), 26 – 27 June 2008. Target countries: Cyprus, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Hungary
Participants will have their travel and subsistence expenses reimbursed by the ETUC.
How to apply?
A new round of seminars will be launched in September 2008.
The ETUC will address a letter of invitation together with the registration form to the trade union organisations concerned in due time.
For further information on the transnational seminars, please contact Ms Cinzia Sechi