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Trade union and leadership renewal


Democracy is a key value in trade unions. However, saying it is easier than achieving it. What can trade unions do to make their structures more transparent and democratic? What are the key factors determining decision-making procedures? How to be democratic in an increasingly non-democratic society? How can trade unions change the democratic environment in their own countries? 


Pathway: E4

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  • To determine the key values of a democratic structure in trade unions;
  • To analyse the current situation of decision-making procedures both internally and externally;
  • To generate ideas on changes that would make these structures more transparent and democratic;
  • To discuss good practices;
  • To develop ideas for a common strategy / action plan.
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Sylviane Mathy