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Enhancing social dialogue for civil servants


Project Facts

Project objective: Romania - Improved social dialogue and tripartite dialogue structures and practices
Project promoter: The National Agency of Civil Servants (NACS)
Type of institution: National agency
Project number: IN22-0030
Target group(s): Civil servants/Public administration staff,
Status: Completed
Initial project cost: € 351,778
Final project costs: € 303,868
From Norway Grants: € 253,995
The project is carried out in: Romania

Project partnership(s)

What will the partnership achieve?

Summary of project results


While exercising its monitoring and control role, the project promoter, NACS identified the need to strengthen the role and functioning of Parity Commissions (PC) within public institutions. The project addressed this need through several activities and improved the social dialogue structures and practices in 15 pilot institutions. By means of round table discussions with stakeholders involved, employees are now more informed on what PC do and PC members strengthened their capacity in fulfilling their role and responsibilities. The activity of PC has also become more transparent following the trainings, study visit and good practices exchanged and the studies developed through the project. The main benefit was the mobilization of employees and employers to dialogue on common issues. The increased transparency of PC achieved through project is an essential step in improving social dialogue. NACS now provides training on social dialogue based on the kit developed in the project in collaboration with Norwegian partners. Moreover, NACS is gathering suggestions for legislation improvement to be further discussed and research findings are shared with other stakeholders in the country.

Bilateral results


The Norwegian partner (KS) was very involved, providing experts and expertise in reaching the project goal. KS provided expertise in all project stages: in the study visit to Oslo, in the trainings – in delivery and development of materials, in the national public debate organized with key actors in Romania, in the development of the comparative research. The Norwegian experience contributed to a great extent to strengthening SD structures and practices in the beneficiary institutions. Romanian and Norwegian representatives exchanged knowledge, contacts and got useful information for future joint projects. NACS discussed project results within different international SD projects meetings and KS facilitated networking between all its decent work partners within CEMR/EPSU SDC meetings.


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