Joint EPSU/ETUI-REHS Education Workshop: Trade union actions for migrant workers and frontline staff in migration services (2 days)

- Follow-up

Invitation to ETUI Education course
3 – 4 November 2009 - Athens

The Education Department of the European Trade Union Institute will organise a joint course with the European Federation of Public Service Unions: Trade union actions for migrant workers and frontline staff in migration services, which will be held on 3 and 4 November 2009 in Athens, Greece.


This course will enable its participants:
- To examine trade union actions for migrant workers
- To examine and compare working conditions of staff in migration services
- To assess the impact of EU legislation on those conditions
- To discuss and exchange about trade union strategies aiming at improving those conditions

Working languages

English, French, German, Italian and passive Spanish.


The enclosed programme will give you an overview of the course contents.



10, Alexandras Ave.

GR – 10682 Athens

Tel.: ++30 210 8894500 - ++30 210 8832711

Fax: ++30 210 8238420

E-mail: [email protected]


Participants should be trade union representatives from EPSU affiliates from the standing committees on National and EU administrations (NEA) and Local and Regional Government (LRG), preferably experts on issues relating to migration and migrant workers.

Arrival and departure

Participants are expected to arrive on Monday 2nd and to leave on Wednesday 4 November 2009 (departure after lunch).

How are enrolments processed?

A maximum of 40 participants can be accepted.
The final confirmation of the participants will be done by the team of trainers bearing in mind the requirements for the target group.
We ask you to bear in mind the recommendations of the ETUC Action Plan for women which call for the proportional representation of women in trade union activities.

Participants’ registration

Please fill in a copy of the enclosed form for each participant and return it to the ETUI Education Secretariat (Nathalie De Vits, [email protected]) no later than 28 September 2009.

Payment of registration

Each organisation is required to pay a direct monetary contribution to ETUI Education to the value of 100€ per participant. For participants from Central and Eastern European Countries this amount is 25€.
(CEEC= Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Republic of Macedonia.)

An invoice will be sent to the organisation upon confirmation of the enrolment. We kindly ask you to pay this invoice before the start of the course.
It is essential that you mention in your payment order the number of the invoice and customer reference number.

Reimbursement of travel and accommodation costs

Travel and accommodation costs will be covered by ETUI Education, only for participants coming from member states of the European Union and Croatia, the FYROM and Turkey. Travel costs will be reimbursed on the basis of the most economic fare available (economy/APEX/PEX air fares) in accordance with European Commission regulations. Taxis will not be reimbursed.

Additional information

Should you need any additional information please do not hesitate to contact the ETUI Education Secretariat, Nathalie De Vits, tel: +32 2 224 05 22, fax: +32 2 22 4 05 20, e-mail: [email protected]

Meeting documents

Invitation - Einladung - Invito