Training date

01/02/2022 - 04/02/2022
(9:00 - 17:00 - CET, Brussels time)

Sesimbra, Portugal


In recent years, the European trade union movement has been playing a strategic role in mobilizing, monitoring and influencing the EU decisional process on proposals and reports having an impact on different social issues and working conditions.

There’s a strong need to maximise the use of the range of means available to the ETUC to improve the impact of the trade union agenda at European level, i.e. using campaigns and mobilisations, the EU institutions, employers and the social dialogue, allies in civil society, the Tripartite Social Summit, and EU external relations.

For these reasons, the knowledge of the EU institutional mechanism and how to use it for achieving trade union objectives is an essential tool for each union involved in political challenges at sector, national and European levels. 

Accordingly, ETUI Education is organising the Youth week for the members of the ETUC Youth Committee with focus on “How to influence EU decision-making", during which the participants will have the opportunity to better understand the EU Institutional process and the role Trade Unions can play to influence it. That’s an intermediate level course, meaning that it’s addressed to trade unionists who already have a basic knowledge and/or experience in this area.  The course will be held from 1st to 4th February 2022 in Sesimbra (Portugal). 


  • To get acquainted with and raise awareness of the EU decision- making process, the knowledge of which is essential for challenging and giving successful opportunities to the  trade union movement;
  • To set up aspects of coordinated trade union actions for influencing the decision making process at sectorial, national and European level.


Members of the ETUC Youth committee