About the project

Implementation

The action will last 20 months and will have 4 phases:

  1. preparatory,
  2. implementation,
  3. dissemination,
  4. follow-up activities.

Project will be implemented under the leadership of OPZZ in partnership with trade unions and employers organisations from 6 European countries. Each participant organisation will be actively involved in the action.

 

The programs of meetings will be prepared by expert in cooperation with leaders of organizations taking part in the action. It will ensure taking into account specific needs and including high level of expertise based on experience of researchers and professional trainers specialized in EU law, employee involvement and cooperation between social partners. Participants will be asked to prepare for meetings and get familiar with findings of the analysis conducted in their countries.

 

Methods of training aim to achieve the highest possible involvement (oral contributions, plenary discussions, workshops.) The programs of meetings and methodology will be prepared by Partners' experts and external expert in cooperation with leaders of organizations taking part in the action, in order to prepare programms and materials adequate to the needs, analysis and ready to be used wide in EU. Work on the training methodology will be structured in the framework of experts group.

 

In March 2019, kick off meeting will take place in Poland, where main assumptions of the project, organizational issues and topics of the international meetings, research and publication will be addressed. During the meeting issues related project management, monitoring, evaluation, dissemination will be discussed. Meeting will be conducted and moderated by experts. The meeting will be useful to build cooperation and a coherent framework for the project.

 

At the preparatory stage project team will work on project logo, launch the creation of the project website, accounts in social media and prepare gadgets, that will be attractive form of promotion of the project and will inform about EU grant.

 

Background analysis in each partner country, including in-depth interviews (in-depth interviews, analysis of statistics, surveys) will be developed by May 2019 (methodology of paper: qualitative and quantitative analysis). The aim of analysis is to make conclusions on actual situation in terms of board-level participation of employees, engaging experts in this field (including trade unionists, employers and academics), identify good practices and establish the framework on needed legislative work in each partner coutry.

 

In June 2019 focus group with workshops will be organized in Serbia. Meeting will be attended by 19 participants. The experts will present the results of their analyses, which will be discussed and compared. Agenda of work will be elaborated.

 

First workshop will be held in Malta and it last 2 days. Workshop will be dedicated to the specific aspects of board-level participation of trade unionists and cooperation with employers’ side, legal aspects on EU and national law.
In November 2019 another workshop will be held in Spain. Workshop will last 2 days and will be attended by 19 participants. Decisionmaking, matters concerning social partners rights, employers trust to trade unions, negotiation with employers, collective bargaining, were main topics of discussion. Workshop aimed at strengthening capacity of the representatives of trade unions from 5 Member States and one candidate country in order to increase their involvement in decision-making processes in their workplaces.

 

Between December 2019-March 2020 there will be a time of preparing of proposals for legislative changes in each project partner country or recommendations regarding implementation on board-level participation by the experts from each partner country.

 

After the research phase, on the base of the summary and conclusion from this research, the selected experts will gather the findings of analyses and prepare final publication. It will be kind of guidelines how to improve the capacity of trade unions and employer’s organisation to cooperate in decision-making process in undertakings in term of board-level participation.

 

Round-table meeting will take place in Poland. Final publication will be presented to the participants. Meeting will be dedicated to summarize the project and to discuss on the possibilities of further cooperation.

 

During each meeting the participants will discuss the ways of further using the results in practice. In order to facilitate the communication and exchange of knowledge, the simultaneous interpretation will be used during the international meetings. Partners are responsible for promoting the action in their countries.

 

The promotional materials and final publication will be translated into every partner language and in English, as our aim is to achieve the wider possible group. Materials will be disseminated among the partners organizations and their networking organisations and other trade unions and employers' organisations in EU and candidate countries.
Information about the projects’ events will be published on the website of the project, it will contain the agenda of the meetings, short summary and photographic documentation from the meetings.

 

Moreover, final publication will be available in websites of all project partners and will be diffused in social media. (Facebook, Twitter, Linked-in) Online sources are useful when it comes to distributing information and reaching out to the broader community and raising awareness on given matters.

 

The promotional materials will contain the logo of the project, logotypes of the partners and information about co financing by EU.

 

After project tasks are completed, final evaluation and feedback will be done. At the end of the project cycle, applicant organisation will integrate the collected data from the monitoring and evaluation into final evaluation report, which will be delivered to the European Commission after the end of the project.

 

Methods used during the kick-off meeting and international focus group

Oral contributions (and presentations)

– to address specific topic regarding national experience, statements and current situation. will be important when addressing different topics as they will elaborate on experience and come up with opportunities to target employee involvement questions. Oral contributions are an effective method to transmit information. Presentations will be backed with visual information. As methods both lectures and presentations are needed to illustrate the current state of affairs. Socializing and networking events (meals, breaks between sessions) – are important when developing partnerships and addressing cooperation which are especially important in such issues as employee involvement.

 

Workshops

– A forum for discussions, exchanges and learning about topics of common interest. Information, involvement and engagement of participants. The aim of the workshop is to get familiarized with good practices in employee involvement, particularly, board-level participation and partnership possibilities and cooperation as well. Working on solutions to overcome hindrances for social partners. Improvement of knowledge and strategies of social partners. Prepare the ground to guide participants in a proactive way to propose partnerships themselves.

 

Methods used on the round table:

Plenary sessions and discussions – discussion will be moderated and will have question-and answer session planned after the contributions.

 

Methods used with publication:

Publication – country comparison (analysis) and recommendations.

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