Call for proposals - Improving expertise in the field of industrial relations - 2015 VP/2015/004 Closed!


The objective is to cover actions to support industrial relations measures, in particular those designed to develop expertise and the exchange of EU-relevant information, as well as actions to improve knowledge on industrial relations institutions and practices across the EU and dissemination of results.
"Industrial relations" concern the collective – rather than individual – aspects of the employment relationship. As such, they refer to the set of rules governing employment and relations at the workplace, together with the ways in which the rules are made, changed, interpreted and implemented by trade unions, employers and the state.
Objectives of this call include measures and initiatives linked to the adaptation of industrial relations systems to changes in employment and work and related challenges, such as: the employment and social dimensions of EU priorities in the context of the recovery from the crisis (taking into account increasing inequalities within and between Member States), the modernisation of the labour market, quality of work, anticipation, preparation and management of change and restructuring, the greening of the economy, flexicurity, skills, mobility and migration, youth employment, health and safety at work, reconciliation of work and family life, gender equality, action in the field of anti-discrimination, active ageing, healthier and longer working lives, active inclusion and decent work.


The following categories of action are targeted:
  • initiatives contributing to the preparation and use (presentation, discussion and dissemination) of the European Commission's Industrial Relations in Europe reports;
  • activities to further deepen the analysis on topics/key findings that were examined in the previous editions of the Industrial Relations in Europe report
  • research activities including preparatory studies, surveys and other forms of data collection, monitoring exercises and studies;
  • initiatives to enhance the collection and use of information on national industrial relations systems and on developments at European level;
  • measures to identify and exchange information in the area of industrial relations, including through the activities of networks between industrial relations parties and/or experts;
  • initiatives to promote knowledge on effective industrial relations practices, at both national and European level, including successful forms of worker participation, particularly in regard to the anticipation, preparation and management of change;
  • actions to disseminate such findings in publications, round tables, seminars, conferences, training measures and training tools.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 4,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 09 July 2015 - 6 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for proposals (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible


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