INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
A number of progress reports by the European Commission indicate a need to further develop social dialogue among main stakeholders in the economy. In this direction, the International Labour Organization assists the country in its endeavors to advance the social dialogue as an essential element of the European Social Model, which promotes competitiveness, sharing of gains and enhancing economic prosperity and social well-being. This assistance is channeled through the project Strengthening Social Dialogue, funded by the European Union and implemented by the International Labour Organization.
The overall objective of the Strengthening Social Dialogue Project is to improve the social dialogue as a means to create more and better jobs. This will be achieved through institutional and legislative improvement along with activities aimed at strengthening the capacities of the tripartite actors to engage effectively in social dialogue. The project consists of three specific components, namely:
|Specific objective 1||Enhanced participation of the ESC in shaping the national economic and social reform agenda|
|Specific objective 2||Enhanced participation of local ESCs in formulation and implementation of local employment policies|
|Specific objective 3||Increased effectiveness of Trade Unions and Employers’ Organizations|
Component 1 aims at improving the functioning and visibility of the ESC through devising methods for increasing its influence and overcoming challenges in funding, opinion making and tracking the follow up to its recommendations/opinions/advice. The Action will facilitate national reflection on necessary changes to the current legal and institutional frameworks of the ESC and will assist the tripartite constituents in seeking customized solutions to current legal and practical bottlenecks.
Please find further details on the following link: Activity 1.1.2 – Call for Expression of Interest – SDGs_EN