Training date

29/11/2021 - 30/11/2021
(9:00 - 16:30 - CET, Brussels time)


The European Semester enables EU Member States to coordinate their economic and social policies. 

The European Commission has recently decided to refocus the European Semester, prioritising the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with the stated ambition of placing sustainable development and citizens' well-being at the centre of EU economic policy.

From this perspective, the European Semester is one of the tools for use in implementing the European Green Deal. 


  • To raise awareness for what is at stake for trade unions in the European Semester
  • To strengthen national trade union capacities to influence the budgetary policies shaped in the framework of the European Semester.
  • To develop a methodology for trade union intervention in the European Semester

Learning outcomes:

  • To identify the objectives, content and key moments of the European Semester
  • To mobilise the necessary resources to engage in a budget debate related to the European Semester
  • To establish a balance of power in the European Semester budgetary models 

Target audience:

  • Union leaders dealing with European issues
  • Members of trade union research departments responsible for European or international matters
  • Trade union semester liaison officers (TUSLOs)
  • Union action coordinators  
  • Economists working in trade unions 



Training Dates: 

29 November  2021 ( 9:00 - 16:30, CET, Brussels time) & 30 November 2021 (9:00 - 12 :30, CET)

Please contact either Franklin Kimbimbi or Carine Boon should you have further questions.

The programme is available here