Foundation seminar series
Sharing knowledge and experience on social policies amongst European actors
The aim of the seminar series project is to provide opportunities for knowledge-sharing that could facilitate a better decision-making process in European social policy and help social actors at national level to meet the goals of the Lisbon Agenda.
With this project the Foundation is:
- deepening its role as a forum for debate and discussion
- contributing to shared knowledge and experiences across the EU Member States
- offering representatives of the social partners and public authorities an opportunity to discuss European social issues and deepen their understanding of the implications at national level.
Tripartite representation is the key element for a successful and sustainable debate at national level. Therefore, representatives of the unions, employers' organisations and governments of the EU Member States are invited to participate in a two-session seminar.
The overall learning process is spread throughout four steps:
- 1st introductory session dedicated to map European trends and initiate networking
- Assignments on national policies and experiences done by national teams in preparation for 2nd session workshops and debates
- 2nd session dedicated to national situation presentations and company examples
- Post-event networking amongst participants and practitioners and further dissemination of knowledge
The Foundation seminar series project is managed by a Foundation project team supported by a programme committee and an advisory committee representing the social partners, national governments and the European Commission.