Thematic projects

Since 2004 the ETUC has been realizing so-called "Integrated Programmes" together with BUSINESSEUROPE, SMEunited (previously UEAPME) and SGI Europe (previously 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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Social Dialogue Capacity Building

Last project update 12/06/2023

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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Implementation of European social partners framework agreement on digitalisation and support for Social Dialogue

Last project update 16/05/2023

The European social partner organisations at cross-industry level, ETUC, BusinessEurope, SGI Europe, and SMEunited, have resolved to continue their joint project activities and build upon the outcomes of the previous Integrated Projects. The Integrated Projects (IP) of the European Social Dialogue (EUSD) have provided the European social partners with an important tool to promote and reinforce the link between social dialogue at national and European level, as well as to address emerging issues which are of joint relevance.

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Last project update 22/10/2021

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. 

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Last project update 04/12/2020

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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Gender Equality

Last project update 23/07/2020

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".