22 March 2012

EU contribution: Progress programme

European funding: industrial relations and social dialogue
Call deadline: 17 April 2012 and 4 September 2012

Objectives of this call include measures and initiatives related to the adaptation of social dialogue to changes in employment and work and related challenges, such as addressing modernisation of the labour market, quality of work, anticipation, preparation and management of change and restructuring, flexicurity, skills, mobility and migration, youth employment, contributions to the health and safety strategy, reconciliation of work and family life, gender equality, action in the field of anti-discrimination, active ageing, active inclusion and decent work.

On the basis of these objectives, two sub-programmes have been defined:
1. Support for European social dialogue
2. Improving expertise in the field of industrial relations The aim of this sub-programme is to improve expertise in industrial relations (especially in European and comparative terms), to promote the exchange of information and experience among parties actively involved in industrial relations (companies, workers, public authorities and research centres) and to promote the development of industrial relations in Europe.

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