EPSU/CEMR: EU Dialogue, Local Solutions - Final event

LRG Project - Final online event

(25 March 2022) With an event held online, the project “EU dialogue local solutions” was closed today. The event was opened by Ms Karjalainen, Chair of the SEDEC Committee of the Committee of the Regions. This opening speech marked another step forward in the structural collaboration that this project has supported, between the Committee of the Regions and the Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee on Local and Regional Governments.

This event has been also an occasion to reflect on the project and the next steps, as the Committee will enter the negotiation for its new triannual work programme in the next months.

Among the lesson learnt and key points for reflection:

  • Capacity building is fundamental, to present the EU Social Dialogue but also to involve more the national social partners, in particular, this project helped in giving voice to the local level and to build bridges between the EU work and the ground, and the process of organising webinars was helpful in itself to engage national social partners and local governments.
  • The project has shown that the guidelines developed at EU level are not always enough known at local level.

The Social Partners have committed, closing this project to:

  • Continue working on the items discussed in the webinars, in particular third party violence, in the next work programme
  • Include other capacity building actions in the next work programme to increase participation and therefore ownership
  • Add a strong focus on implementation of common outputs agreed at national level.

The final report of this project is available in: EN, FR, ES, SV.


Background documents and videos:

This project was organised with the financial support of the European Commission

This meeting is organised with the financial support of the European Commission