Cluster seminar #2 on reinforcing EU social dialogue and industrial relations, Luxembourg, 20-21 November 2019



As stated in the European social dialogue work programme 2019-2021, capacity-building activities remain a priority for the European social partners. BusinessEurope, CEEP, SMEunited and ETUC are committed to discuss further the interplay between the European and national social dialogues, the needs and challenges of social partners organisations in changing economies and societies, including capacity building, and the involvement of social partners in the EU economic governance process. This is also in line with the 27 June 2016 statement of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the European Commission and the European Social Partners on “A New Start For The Social Dialogue”.

In this context, the European social partners aim to gather national social partners in cluster seminars to foster discussions and a better understanding of national situations and needs, as well as the priorities for social dialogue at EU level. The seminars will also encourage learning between social partners on solutions and means regarding working methods, instruments and interaction with labour market institutions, including to promote the role and relevance of collective bargaining.

Objectives of the seminar


  • Present the latest outcomes of the European social dialogue and ongoing topics discussed at European level with national affiliates;
  • Increase knowledge of social dialogue and collective bargaining at national level in a comparative and proactive way, with separate workshops and reporting sessions;
  • Foster a common understanding of the role and contribution of social partners at both European and national levels;


Documents & Presentations


List of Participants