European social dialogue work programme 2019-2021
Social dialogue at all levels is particularly relevant for fair, responsible and effective labour markets.
Social partners are particularly well-placed to accompany the process of transformation of the economy and design balanced measures and solutions that contribute to economic and social progress.
In this context, the sixth autonomous work programme of the European social partners supports the objectives of the 2016 quadri-partite statement on “A New Start for Social Dialogue” to strengthen social dialogue at European and national levels; to foster the role and influence of national social partners in the European semester; and to step up capacity building support to national social partners, notably through the European Social Fund.
The 2019-2021 work programme addresses the six following priorities:
- improving the performance of labour markets and social systems
- addressing psycho-social aspects and risks at work
- capacity-building for a stronger social dialogue
- circular economy
The European social partners may decide to tackle other issues than those contained in this work programme and consider other means of actions following European Commission consultations in accordance with articles 154-155 of the Treaty on the European Union.