06 July 2011

European programme for Employment and Social Solidarity

European grants: Support for European social dialogue
Deadline: 30th August 2011
Eligible Actions
• measures to prepare European social dialogue, such as preparatory surveys, meetings and conferences;
• measures regarded as part of social dialogue, such as negotiations, preparatory meetings for negotiations or activities relating to the implementation of negotiated agreements and other negotiated outcomes;
• 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 monitor and follow up European social dialogue activities and outcomes, such as conferences and other initiatives to disseminate and evaluate the results of European social dialogue through European or national events, or through studies, paper or electronic publications (including the translation);
• measures to improve the coordination, functioning and effectiveness of European social dialogue, including through the identification and development of joint approaches by the social dialogue committees, such as the exchange of good practice and related joint training events;
• measures to strengthen the capacity of social partners to contribute to European social dialogue with particular attention to new Member States and Candidate Countries (such as information and training seminars);
• measures by social partners which contribute to the employment and social dimensions of the Europe 2020 Strategy and actions to implement the European Employment Strategy (EES) and to monitor and analyse its impact on labour markets;
• measures to support the European social partners and social dialogue committees undertake and contribute to impact assessment of the employment and social dimensions of EU initiatives.

Eligible Partners
• Social partners: European or regional/national social partner organisations
• Organisations linked to industrial relations: Non-profit-making organisations, research centres and institutes, universities, Non-profit-making networks of companies or of workers’ organisations
• Public authorities including related associations and government services or agencies
• International organisations (such as UN Agencies) active in the fields of social dialogue and / or industrial relations