Call for proposals 2016 - Support for social dialogue - Industrial relations and social dialogue VP/2016/001 Closed!


Actions are expected to contribute to the priorities and activities of European social dialogue, including those that form part of the European Commission's commitment to strengthen social dialogue. In that context, particular emphasis is put on the following objectives:

  • strengthening the involvement of social partners in the European Semester and enhancing their contribution to EU policy making;
  • building and reinforcing the capacity of national (cross-industry and/or sectoral) social partners to engage in national social dialogue and to participate in and contribute to European social dialogue, in particular in those Member States where social dialogue is underdeveloped


 The following categories of actions are targeted:

  • 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 disseminate, promote, monitor and evaluate European social dialogue activities and outcomes, e.g. through European or national events, peer learning or reviews, studies and (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 Central and Eastern European Member States and Candidate Countries, e.g. through information and training seminars aiming at developing legal expertise or organisational/administrative skills, or at expanding membership and representativeness;
  • measures to further develop and strengthen the membership of European social partner organisations;
  • measures by social partners which contribute to the process of strengthening social dialogue initiated by the European Commission, with regard in particular to the involvement of social partners in the European Semester and their contribution to EU policy making;
  • measures by social partners which contribute to the employment and social and economic dimensions of the Europe 2020 Strategy, including the monitoring and analysis of its impact on labour markets;
  • measures to support the contributions that European social partners and social dialogue committees provide to impact assessment of the employment and social dimensions of EU initiatives.

European community funding

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

  • 9,30 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 30 June 2016 - 5 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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