Working Group 5

Introduction

The EaP CSF Working Group “Social & Labour Policies and Social Dialogue” was set up at the fourth CSF meeting in Stockholm in November 2012. It is the only Working Group of the Forum not modelled after a Platform of the multilateral track of the EaP, although members of the working group advocate for the setting up of a Platform 5 focusing on social policy and employment within the EaP or – if this should not be possible – for the establishment of a sub-platform under the existing Platform 2 (Economic integration and convergence with EU policies) focusing on social and employment trends.

 

Goals of the Working Group

The Working Group focuses on:

  • social policy
  • labour markets
  • social rights
  • social dialogue
  • social and economic issues pertinent to the EaP countries
  • promotion of European Norms and International Standards as defined by the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, the European Social Charter and the International Labour Organisation
  • raising awareness of the civil society in EaP countries about social dialogue and its implementation in the EU countries

Coordinator

Goda Neverauskaite, European Trade Union Confederation | wg5@eap-csf.eu

Raisa Liparteliani, Georgian Trade Unions Confederation| wg5@eap-csf.eu

Sub-Groups

The following thematic sub-groups have been created within the framework of WG5 in order to coordinate the work in the respective areas:

  • Social dialogue
  • Social policy
  • Social inclusion of people with disabilities