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Strengthening the European social model


In recent years, the European trade union movement has been playing a strategic role in mobilizing, monitoring and influencing the EU decisional process on proposals and reports having an impact on different social issues and working conditions.There is a strong need to maximise the use of the range of means available to the ETUC to improve the impact of the trade union agenda at European level, i.e. using campaigns and mobilisations, the EU institutions, employers and the social dialogue, allies in civil society, the Tripartite Social Summit, and EU external relations.For these reasons, the knowledge of the EU institutional mechanism and how to use it for achieving trade union objectives is an essential tool and are necessary skills for each union involved in political challenges at sector, national and European levels.


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  • To get acquainted with and raise awareness of the EU decision- making process, the knowledge of which is essential for challenging and giving successful opportunities to the trade union movement;
  • To set up aspects of coordinated trade union actions for influencing the decision making process at sectorial, national and European level.
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Sylviane Mathy