From this week to the end of 2014 ETUCE will be working on a new social dialogue project: “Promoting the potentials of the European sectoral social dialogue in education by addressing new challenges and exploring experience and knowledge”. The aim of the project is to expand the knowledge of the social partners in a number of selected countries in the area of industrial relations with the long-term goal to further promote the ESSDE.
Our belief is that training can help to strengthen the social partners’ national dialogue as well as their commitment towards the important work at European level.
To deepen the understanding and to promote the potentials of the ESSDE it is essential to help the social partners to deal with the increasingly pressing issues within the scope of the European employment and social policy and in particular with the EU 2020 strategies for Growth and Employment. With the help from our social partners ETUCE is convinced that the outcome of the project will support the future work of education employers and teacher trade unions at European and national level.
The project will involve social partners in education in Croatia, Slovenia, Romania, Slovakia, Montenegro and Lithuania. ETUCE will organise six round table meetings in each of the participating countries with the aim of an effective exchange of experiences and knowledge transfer. Furthermore social partners will be asked to provide information during the main project phase. The project findings will be shared and discussed at the Final conference in Brussels on 12/13 November 2014. ETUCE is looking forward to start on the new project in cooperation with our Member Organisations and eventually to share best practices in the important field of social dialogue.