Working Group 5

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.


Working Group 5 members

Membership in the EaP CSF is open to all civil society organisations from the EaP countries and EU member states that are active in the Eastern Neighbourhood. These can include grassroots organisations, trade unions, farmers’ and consumers’ organisations, think tanks, employers’ organisations, professional associations, faith-based organisations, non-profit foundations and more. Browse through the full list of our members of the Working Group 5. 

Areas of expertise

The Working Group 5 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

Re-granting Projects to WG5

Latest Publications

Latest WG5 meetings

Working Group 5 meets twice a year – during the Annual Assembly and once again in Brussels – to discuss the common goals and activities that have been put forward through the respective Working Group structures in the respective EaP countries. The latest WG5 meeting reports can be viewed and download below.

About Coordinators

Goda Neverauskaite

European Trade Union Confederation, Belgium, Working Group 5 EU Coordinator
Email: [email protected]