European Trade Union Institute, ETUI.

Priority 1: Policies and tools for the future of Europe


Dates to be confirmed

Capital cities and regions throughout Europe have particular problems associated with their size (geographical and population), mobility, inside and inter regional. But they are also of great economic importance, the home of company headquarters and the financial sector. Public services are highly present and influential.

Workers’ quality of life is quite often not good (or worse than in other regions), generating inequalities.

Poverty (or the risk thereof) is higher, the size of the working poor population continues to grow, and social exclusion is more evident.

New (and sustainable) jobs are lacking.

To counteract these developments, trade unions need special competences and wide-ranging experience, and to share them with others.


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  • to empower trade unions leaders in terms of the reality at local/regional capital  level; 
  • to share the collective experience of the local trade unions in face of the main problems;
  • to strengthen the network of the trade union organisations active at capital level