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Sectors: Citizenship, Economy - Finances, Public Management, Services, Social Affairs, Youth

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, Local and Regional authorities, SMEs

Regions: Candidate countries, European Union

Category: Call for proposals


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Responsible: European commission


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Objectives of this call include measures and initiatives related to the adaptation of social
dialogue to changes in employment and work related challenges, such as addressing
modernisation of the labour market, job creation and job matching, quality of work,
anticipation, preparation and management of change and restructuring, digitalisation of
the economy and society, the greening of the economy, flexicurity, skills, (intra-EU) labour
mobility, migration, youth employment, health and safety at work, modernisation of social
protection systems, reconciliation of work and family life, gender equality, action in the
field of anti-discrimination, active ageing, healthier and longer working lives, active
inclusion and decent work.

Priorities and funded actions:

– Strengthening the involvement of social partners in the European Semester and enhancing their contribution to EU policy making;
– Building and reinforcing the capacity of national (cross-industry and/or sectoral) social partners to engage in national social dialogue and to participate in and contribute to European social dialogue, in particular in those Member States where social dialogue is underdeveloped.

Among financed actions

– Measures to prepare European social dialogue, such as preparatory surveys, meetings and conferences;
– Measures to implement the European social partners’ work programmes (such as the organisation of round tables, exchanges of experience and networks of key actors);
– Measures to further develop and strengthen the membership of European social partner organisations etc.