The Global Fund for Decent Work and Tripartite Dialogue
Decent work promoted and tripartite cooperation improved between employers' organisations, trade unions and public authorities in supporting equitable and sustainable economic and social development
13 February 2014
PA22 - Global fund for decent work and tripartite dialogue
Calls for proposals
There are no further calls for proposals.
Why is the programme needed?
Promoting decent work and improving tripartite cooperation between employers' organisations, trade unions and public authorities are important tools for equitable and sustainable economic and social development. Norway and the EU support the principles of decent work and equal opportunities for all, and it is a key element of the Nordic social model. Tripartite cooperation brings employers, employees and government together to collaborate, consult, discuss and resolve common concerns related to employment. Improvement of decent work is an area of high importance, particularly in an environment with financial crisis, rising unemployment, transfer of workforce across borders and increased focus on labour market challenges. Focus on flexible and reliable contractual arrangements, lifelong learning, effective labour market policies and modern social security system is of great importance. Further on, improved tripartite cooperation is an important tool to promote harmonious labour relations and bring together employers, employees and government together to collaborate, consult, discuss and resolve common concerns related to employment, implementing local or national policies to achieve fair terms and working conditions favorable for all stakeholders. Knowledge and focus about Decent work and tripartite dialogue has in many countries been limited and there is a need to establish or strengthening already exisisting meeting places for social partners and develop a solid foundation for further development of this area.
What will the programme achieve?
The programme will support measures to improve social dialogue and tripartite dialogue structures and practices, and enhances understanding of the benefits of decent work. Concrete expected results within projects are; increased awareness among employers of decent work, improved capacity for transparent bipartite and tripartite collaboration; increase exchange of lessons learned and good practices between countries; improved labour laws; increased awareness and social dialogue; increased knowledge of dignified work and the social dimension of globalisation.
How will it be achieved?
- Establish meeting points for social partners or strengthening already existing meeting points
- Improved social dialogue and tripartite dialogue structures and practices, resulting in more collective agreements
- Enhanced understanding of the benefits of decent work following seminars, workshops and training sessions
- Study visits, research and analysis and training materials contributing to improved social dialogue
How will bilateral relations be strengthened?
Norway has a strong tradition of tripartite consultation and the principles of social dialogue is a key element of the Nordic social model. In order to strengthening bilateral relations and take advantage of the Norwegian experience within the fields of decent work and tripartite dialogue, partnership projects will be encouraged but will not be compulsory within this fund.
What are the partnership opportunities?
The Programme Operator Innovation Norway will play a key role in facilitating networking and cooperation between the beneficiary states and potential donor partners. Norway.
Who can apply for funding under this programme?
Social partners (organisations representing employers and employees), public authorities that have statutory roles related to decent work or tripartite cooperation and organisations of public authorities that have within their mandate to the promotions of decent work or tripartite dialogue from Bulgaria, Chech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia,Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Norway are eligible as project promoters. (Legal entities in Norway area eligible as project promoters only in partnership with at least one legal entity in a Beneficiary state)