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Sectors: Employment, Research, Social Affairs

Beneficiaries: Corporations, Federations Unions, Research centres, SMEs

Regions: European Union

Category: Call for Proposals

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WE funding – EaSI – Enable…
Funds for: enabling the social partners and the social actors at company level to familiarize themselves with EU law and policies in the area of employee involvement, to exercise their rights and their duties to this regard and to work together towards the definition and implementation of concrete responses to the challenges posed to workers’ involvement
Main beneficiaries: trade unions, organisations representing employers

Responsible: European Commission

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Funds for: enabling the social partners and the social actors at company level to familiarize themselves with EU law and policies in the area of employee involvement, to exercise their rights and their duties to this regard and to work together towards the definition and implementation of concrete responses to the challenges posed to workers’ involvement
Main beneficiaries: trade unions, organisations representing employers

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Objectives
* To enable the social partners and the social actors at company level to familiarize themselves with EU law and policies in the area of employee involvement, to exercise their rights and their duties to this regard and to work together towards the definition and implementation of concrete responses to the challenges posed to workers’ involvement;
* To strengthen transnational co-operation between workers’ and employers’ representatives in respect of employee involvement

Priorities
* To promote the exchange of information and good practice and preparatory actions aimed at creating favourable conditions for the setting up of transnational information, consultation and participation bodies, in particular European Works Councils, and mechanisms arising from the application of EU law on employee involvement;
*  To promote action aiming at familiarizing the social partners and actors at company level with the content of EU law and transnational company agreements and to enable them to exercise their rights and their duties in this regard;
* To promote transnational cooperation with a view to identifying and addressing challenges relating to worker involvement, to support the anticipation of change and the prevention and resolution of disputes in the event of various forms of restructuring in Union scale undertakings and groups of undertakings as well as workers’ involvement in the context of outsourcing, subcontracting, digitalisation / automation and new forms of work

Among financed actions
* Training actions, manuals and any other type of outreach activities, exchange of information and of good practices involving workers’ and/or employers’ representatives, with a focus on activities generating a lasting effect;
* analysis of quantitative and qualitative aspects and results on subjects related to workers’ and employers’ representation and social dialogue at undertaking level in a transnational cooperation context and enhanced collaboration and pro-activity of stakeholders in the anticipation of / response to change and restructuring activities and to changes in work organisation, business/production models and forms of work;
* Websites, publications, newsletters and other means for the dissemination of information supporting the lasting effect of the action

Additional information
* This call for proposals is an open call for proposals

* Initial duration of the action: 24 months

* Eligibility
– Be:
> Legal entities. In derogation from this requirement and pursuant to Article 197.2.c of the Financial Regulation, the organisations of social partners without legal personality under the applicable national law are also eligible provided that the conditions of the Financial Regulation related thereto are met;
> Representatives of workers or employers such as: for workers: applicants may be works councils or similar bodies ensuring the general representation of workers; regional, national, European, sectoral or multi-sectoral trade unions; for employers: applicants may be the management of undertakings, organisations representing employers at regional, national, European, sectoral or multi-sectoral level. In case of commercial undertakings, the objective of the project must be non-commercial in nature;
> As an exception applicants may also be technical bodies such as non-profit training or research bodies and commercial companies only if the aim of the project is noncommercial. The above mentioned technical bodies and commercial undertakings will be considered eligible as lead applicants only where they are expressly mandated by one or more eligible organisations representing workers or employers and when a mandatory letter of endorsement is included;
> International organisations may participate as co-applicants

* Actions must takle place in EU Member States