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Priority 1: Policies and actions for the future of Europe


A wide range of far-right parties are represented in the EU Parliament at government level and in communities. Europe could tilt towards chauvinism, xenophobia and the rejection of core values such as democracy and equality. Trade unions and work places are endangered by this development.

Especially in times before the EU-parliamentary Elections, how can trade unions effectively counteract this trend?

  • Assessment of the successes and challenges of the tactics applied during the practice part of the course and analysis of the EU dimension.
  • Success indicators as basics of impact analysis.
  • Situation and prospects concerning the European elections.
  • Knowledge of the EU & far-right and practices to counter the far-right (training needs identified during the first workshop).
  • Discussion on trade unions political approaches.
  • Development of ideas on a future synergy effect between the processes of the participants.
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  • Be able to include new perspectives and tactics enlarging one’s options to counter the far-right in trade union actions;
  • Be able to better assess impact and improve practices;
  • Be able to defend the choice of practices;
  • Be aware of the coalitions for the next EU elections for the future of Europe and able to identify the future potential actors composing the EU parliament and the following trade-union strategy;
  • Be enabled to transfer the content of the course in trade union organisations as well to form a network;
  • Dispose of an increased sense of belonging to a European trade unionist community.