Type: Internal Budget Lines
Eligibility: Social partners, organisations linked to industrial relations, public authorities, international organisations.
This appropriation is intended to cover the financing of the social partners' participation in the European employment strategy and of the social partners' contribution to addressing the overarching challenges facing European employment and social policy as laid down in the Lisbon Strategy and the Social Agenda and within the context of EU initiatives to address the consequences of the economic crisis. It is intended to cover grants for promoting social dialogue at cross-industry and sectoral level in accordance with Article 154 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. The appropriations will therefore be used to finance consultations, meetings, negotiations and other operations designed to achieve these objectives.
In addition, as the heading suggests, this appropriation can cover support for industrial relations measures, in particular, those designed to develop expertise and the exchange of EU-relevant information.
This appropriation may also cover the funding of measures involving representatives of the social partners in the candidate countries with the specific purpose of promoting social dialogue at Union level. It is also intended to promote equal participation of women and men in the decision-making bodies of both trade unions and employers' organisations. These last two components are cross-cutting.
On the basis of these objectives, two subprogrammes have been established:
|Mr C. Lovera di Montarnove|
Coordinator of Social Dialogue Projects
Unit 2 - Labour Law
DG Emp B2
Tel: +32 2 295 4940