Training date

08/03/2021 - 09/03/2021
(9:00 - 17:00 - CET, Brussels time)

The economy is global, so trade unions must follow!

This training course will enhance your skills when communicating with decision makers, for example company leaders and politicians, as well as with the general public. Take this opportunity to strengthen your ability to convincingly represent the trade union’s position and to fight for European employees’ rights! The programme will focus on face-to-face communication, as well as on public speaking and interviews or press conferences given to the media.

You will select a topic pertaining to the current economic and political situation of Europe, from a given list. Based on your individual choice, you will then elaborate communication strategies, partly in offline mode and partly in breakout sessions. The online parts will amount to approx. 4 hours a day, thus providing a great opportunity to meet fellow trade unionists, work together and develop strategies that will be vital for the future.

Course content:

- Presentation & communication skills
- Formulating effective statements and key messages
- Addressing different target groups
- Argumentation techniques
- Media training & interviewing techniques


Participants are trade unionists, in particular young officers, dealing with complex conversational situations in national and transnational contexts. A maximum of 20 participants can be accepted. The final confirmation of the participants will be done by ETUI bearing in mind the requirements for the target group. Selection of participants follows the criteria “first come, first served”.