Thematic projects

Since 2004 the ETUC has been realizing so-called "Integrated Programmes" together with BUSINESSEUROPE, SMEunited (previously UEAPME) and CEEP, co-financed by the European Commisson. These Integrated Programmes aimed at addressing specific objectives that the EU Social Partners had agreed in their work programmes through concrete activities and joint projects.

The Integrated Programmes consist of activities that are jointly or unilaterally managed in view to foster respective members' knowledge, understanding and involvement in the implementation of the EU social dialogue instruments and processes.

The different themes addressed and their linked activities can be found below.

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Circular Economy and Climate Change

start date 01/01/2020
Between 2010 and  2011 the European social partners undertook an exploratory joint study to better understand the impact of climate change adjustment policies on labour markets and to assess what is and can be the role of social partners at national level in this respect. 
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Social Dialogue Capacity Building

start date 09/03/2018

In this part, we have regrouped the European Social Dialogue capacity building activities, together with the project activities of "The European Social Fund: Supporting Social Dialogue at National, Regional and Local Level"

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Gender Equality

start date 07/05/2014

A Toolkit for "Gender Equality in Practice"

In 2005, the European social partners BUSINESSEUROPE, CEEP, UEAPME and the ETUC committed to contribute to "enhancing gender equality on the labour market and in the workplace".

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Flexicurity

start date 01/04/2011

Study on Flexicurity in the EU

Between 2010 and 2011 the ETUC, BUSINESSEUROPE, UEAPME and CEEP developed a joint study designed to assess the implementation of the common principles of flexicurity and the role of social partners in the process.

This study covers 29 countries, all 27 EU Member States and Candidate Countries Croatia and Turkey.

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Restructuring

start date 31/01/2010

One of the main objectives of the Integrated Project is to provide European social partners with an overview of the specific restructuring challenges in the 27 EU Member States to pursue their discussions on economic and social change. Detailed national studies are compiled and discussed with local social partners during national seminars. These studies set out the main economic and social trends in each country, their situations in terms of restructuring and the involvement of social partners in these complex processes and a description of their industrial relations.