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Additional priority: Capacity building and development of skills


Verbal communication and interaction is essential when trade unionists have to discuss, negotiate and mobilise.

A better use of the voice – including one’s breathing and well-being in stressful situations – along with related soft skills can reinforce the effectiveness of the union’s actions.

It helps participants to defend their positions better, defend workers’ rights and influence the EU decision process.

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  • to develop tools to enable trade unions to be more influential;
  • to train the voice and develop non-verbal communication tools;
  • to help participants develop their vocal skills as speakers.