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European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Dublin Foundation)

Dynamics of European sectoral social dialogue [24 February 2009]

Author: Pochet, Philippe; Peeters, Anne; Léonard, Evelyne; Perin, Emmanuelle

Summary: European sectoral social dialogue has its roots in the creation of the European Union. Over the last decade, there have been numerous changes to its institutional foundations, structures and scope. This report gives an overview of the current state of play regarding European sectoral social dialogue. It focuses on three main aspects: recent developments and outcomes, the interactions between parties either directly or indirectly involved in this dialogue, and the implementation and impact of the social dialogue texts in EU Member States. <> An executive summary is available

Foreword v
Executive summary 1
Introduction 5
Background and objectives 5
Methodology 6
Structure 7
1 ­ Analytical framework 9
2 ­ Recent institutional developments 15
Role of sectoral social dialogue committees 15
Type of outcome 17
Issues covered 22
Activities of the textiles sector 27
Conclusion 28
3 ­ Coordination of multi-level actors 31
Coordination between sectors and with cross-industry social dialogue 31
Coordination with national members 32
Diversity of sectoral domains 33
Role of sectoral industrial relations structures in Member States 39
Involvement of national players in the committees 45
Factors influencing level of involvement 49
Role of European secretariats 50
Conclusion 51
4 ­ Implementation and impact of texts 53
Implementation processes 53
Follow-up procedures 56
Implementation of the texts at national level 58
Level 1: Policy orientation 59
Level 2: Guidelines 60
Level 3: Framework of actions 61
Conclusion 63
5 ­ Conclusions 65
Development and outcomes 65
Dynamics among the players and sectors 66
Implementation and impact of texts 67
Bibliography 71
Annex 1 ­ List of organisations interviewed 79
Annex 2 ­ Keywords in sectoral social dialogue work programme 80
Annex 3 ­ Number of jobs per sector 89
Annex 4 ­ Process-oriented texts (1999­2007) 91
Annex 5 ­ List of abbreviations 95

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