SEE Seminar on European Social Charter

“The Social Acquis Communautaire and the European Social Charter” training for the unionists of South-East Europe

The PERC with the help of the three Belgian trade unions FGTB, CSC and CGSL organized a seminar on “The Social Acquis Communautaire and the European Social Charter” from 21 to 23 May 2008. Some thirty participants from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia and Montenegro took part in the seminar. The objectives of the seminar included understanding of the European Social legislation, the concept of Social Europe, the European Social Charter, fundamental economic, social and cultural rights, industrial relations, the right to strike and the social dialogue in the EU enlargement process. The main items were presented by trade unions experts from FGTB, NFWC, PERC and the PERC Sarajevo office. As a result of the seminar a group of trade union experts for mutual cooperation and support has been set up and the group proposed permanent cooperation on this subject through the SEE Trade Union Forum.