CALL FOR PROPOSALS Improving expertise in the field of 2015
With this call is intended to cover actions to support industrial relations, 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. Objectives of this call include measures, initiatives linked to the adaptation of industrial relations systems to changes in employment, and work related challenges.
Type of activities
The following categories of actions are targeted:
activities to further deepen the analysis on topics/key findings that were examined in the European Commission’s Industrial Relations in Europe series, including: coordination of collective bargaining across different levels and territories; industrial relations in the public sector; industrial relations in Central and Eastern European countries; social partner involvement in social security; the role of social dialogue in fostering economic performance and the transition towards a low carbon economy; the role of social dialogue in promoting youth employment. Activities that include the presentation, discussion or dissemination of the Industrial Relations in Europe series are particularly welcome;
research activities including preparatory studies, surveys and other forms of data collection, monitoring exercises and studies;
initiatives to enhance the collection and use of (comparative) information on industrial relations systems in EU Member States and on developments at European level. Analysis focusing on the context of the European Semester and Economic and Monetary Union will be especially welcome;
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 quality and effectiveness of industrial relations practices, at both national (including in comparative terms) and European level, including successful forms of worker participation, particularly in regard to the anticipation, preparation and management of change;
measures to reinforce, by the means of analytical contributions, capacity building processes in the field of industrial relations, in particular in those Member States with difficulties in promoting social dialogue;
actions to disseminate such findings in publications, round tables, seminars, conferences, training measures and training tools
Under this call for proposals, the European Commission may decide to finance up to 90%
of the total eligible cost of the action.
Applications which request a grant of more than 90% of the total eligible cost will not be considered.
The Union funding per project will not be less than EUR 108.000.
The deadline for the submission of applications is 9 July 2015.
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