European Sectoral Social Partners in Education striving for sustainable influence on European education policy building through successful social dialogue. The ESSDE capacity building project III

Description

39 etuce efeeBased on the assumption that a successful social dialogue is key to promoting quality education and to improving the working life of teachers and education personnel, ETUCE and EFEE wished to move forward with the project “European Sectoral Social Partners in Education striving for sustainable influence on European education policy building through successful social dialogue. The ESSDE capacity building project III”. The two-year project (2017-2018) co-funded by the European Commission  addresses the need for stronger and more effective results at European level, which could better serve the member organisations at national level. Through exchanges and discussions on topics agreed upon by the European social partners in their work programme in the course eight social partners national round table meetings in Portugal, Ireland, the Netherlands, Italy, Luxemburg, Denmark, Malta, Denmark and Finland, member organisations of ETUCE and EFEE are to further advance the debates within the ESSDE and to strengthen the links between the national and the European social dialogue.

Advisory Group

The advisory group is responsible for carrying out the planning, organisation and evaluation of the project. The members came from seven national education trade unions and from the European Federation of Education Employers (EFEE). As ESSDE delegates and Working Group members, they were chosen to ensure a geographical spread and to enable an exchange of expertise on the different traditions of social dialogue and education and training settings.

The advisory group consists of representatives from the following organisations:

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Activities

SOCIAL PARTNERS’ ROUND TABLE MEETING IN IRELAND ADDRESSES THE PROMOTION OF HEALTHY WORKPLACES IN EDUCATION

IMG 20170629 WA0007On 27 June 2017, ETUCE and the European Federation of Education Employers (EFEE) met the Irish social partners in education in Dublin, at the occasion of the second social dialogue round table meeting. Participants discussed the evolution, challenges and opportunities that European and national social dialogue brings about and provides with regards, in particular, to the promotion of healthy work places in the education sector. Participants were joined by experts from the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), and the project’ expert consultant firm, ICF. Additionally, Slovakian Social Partners in education were invited to share their national experiences and build up peer learning. Read more

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EDUCATION SOCIAL PARTNERS IN PORTUGAL DISCUSS THE PROMOTION OF THE TEACHING PROFESSION AT ROUND TABLE MEETING

IMG 9025On 8 May 2017, ETUCE and the European Federation of Education Employers (EFEE) met Portuguese social partners in education in Porto at the occasion of a social dialogue round table kicking off the joint-project “ESSDE capacity building III”. This meeting allowed social partners to reflect on current opportunities and challenges in the social dialogue at national and European level. During the meeting, social partners exchanged their experiences on education social dialogue at European and national level and highlighted the key obstacles for social partner’s involvement in the shaping and implementation of policies in the education sector. Participants also discussed the role of the social partners in promoting the teaching profession, including through initial training and continuous professional development. The meeting aimed at fostering the integration of the national social partners into the European Sectoral Social Dialogue in Education (ESSDE) and at enhancing their communication link and mutual knowledge. Read more

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