Call for proposals 2021 - Support for social dialogue SOCPL-2021-SOC-DIALOG Closed!


This call aims at contributing to the promotion of social dialogue at cross-industry and sectoral level, developing European social dialogue, and building and strengthening the capacity of national social partners, in particular following the Covid crisis.
European social dialogue refers to discussions, consultations, negotiations and joint actions involving organisations representing either side of industry (employers or workers).


Actions that address the following themes will be particularly welcome:

  • the employment, social and economic challenges as identified in the European Pillar of Social Rights and other key Commission documents, such as the Communications “The European Green Deal” and “A stronger Social Europe for just transitions”;
  • activities –based on cooperation between EU-level cross-industry and national social partners to strengthen the capacity of the latter, if they are heavily impacted by the consequences ofthe COVID-19 crisis, which has created extraordinary challenges for social dialogue.  
  • the adaptation of social dialogue, in particular collective bargaining, to changes in employment and work related challenges
  • building and strengthening the capacity of social partner organisations.

European community funding

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

  • 15,37 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 30 June 2021 - 2 months 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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