European social dialogue refers to discussions, consultations, negotiations and joint actions involving organisations representing the two sides of industry: management and labour. It takes the forms of a tripartite dialogue and of a bipartite dialogue. Social Dialogue is a key tool to ensure the smooth functioning of labour markets.
If you are keen to better grasp and understand the functioning of the European social dialogue, its instruments and positive impact on national and European policies, we look forward to welcoming you to the following events.
CEEP, the European cross-sectoral organisation representing employers and enterprises providing public services, will soon hold, together with its key partners UZS and the ETUC, a series of informative events in Brussels and Prague. The project will bring together employers and trade-unions representatives and provide a unique opportunity to network with your counterparts from across Europe
Training sessions: Understanding social dialogue and labour policy
Tailored to the experiences and backgrounds of the employer organisations taking part, these two training events will help you raise your profile within Europe and increase your knowledge of European social dialogue outcomes.
Key topics will include:
- What is the impact of European policies on my activities?
- What are the key features of the European social dialogue and what are its benefits at the national level?
- What can I do to raise my voice at the European level?
Sector-specific discussions: Social dialogue for the social care and funding sectors
Bringing together managers and CEOs from health and social services, sustainable industries and financial institutions (such as mutuals and insurance bodies), these two sessions will allow participants from these sectors to discuss the specific challenges they face, and exchange on their respective management practices at enterprise level.
Key topics will include:
• What are the key concerns and challenges at the national level and European level?
• How to adapt and ultimately overcome these challenges?
• What activities can we do at the European level?
Implementation meetings: Implementation of some of the EU social dialogue instruments
These two meetings will help you understand the impact and potential of different cross-sectoral social partners’ instruments in 12 countries that have joined the EU since 2004.
We will exchange together on the follow-up and implementation of two different instruments that can benefit public services in your country. Moreover, we will focus on the framework agreement on Inclusive Labour Markets and the Framework of Actions on Youth Employment.