Multi-sectoral project on “the role of social partners in preventing third-party violence and harassment at work"

TPV Project

HOSPEEM, EPSU, CEMR, CESI as co-applicants and ETF, ETNO, ETUCE, EUPAE, UITP as associated organisations have been provided with financial support from the European Commission for a joint project in the field of social dialogue: “The role of social partners in preventing third-party violence and harassment at work” in the years 2021 and 2023.

Aims and objectives

The project aims to assess the effectiveness at the national level of the EU Multi-sectoral social partners’ guidelines to tackle and prevent third-party violence and harassment related to work (2010), hereafter the Guidelines. It will identify areas for improvements and explore possibilities for reviewing the Guidelines’ content and nature considering recent legislative developments and the ILO Convention 190 on Violence and Harassment (2019). It will also aim to be an awareness-raising tool on a gender-sensitive approach to violence and harassment at the workplace.

It will include a mix of capacity-building among EU sectoral social partners and evidence-based policy recommendations addressed to the project partners, their members, and public authorities. It will consist of two European conferences with sectoral break-out discussions, seven webinars.

The project focuses on the following sectors: hospitals, prison services, employment services, front line workers in local and regional government, secondary schools, urban public transport as well as telecoms.

Implementation of the action

The project will follow a full project cycle, including preparatory, implementation, dissemination, and reporting activities as well as foreseen follow-ups within the six sectoral social dialogue committees of the project partners. The project foresees the organisation of seven webinars and two conferences. The meetings will take place between February 2021 and March 2023.

Webinar 1: Setting the scene of the project, 15 June 2021

Webinar 2: Gender-based violence and harassment, 24 September 2021 

Webinar 3: Risk assessment, an EU health and safety obligation, 25 October 2021

Webinar 4: Digitalisation and third-party violence and harassment at work: challenges and risks, 16 December 2021

Webinar 5: Protection and compensation of victims of violence or harassment, 4 March 2022

Webinar 6: Brainstorming on how to improve the social partner multisectoral Guidelines?, 13 June 2022

Final Conference: 25 November 2022

Project outcomes

  • Action plan adopted in Madrid on 25 November 2022 - in EN/FR/DE/ES
  • Research report by Jane Pillinger - in EN/FR/DE/ES/IT/RO


Call for tender (Closed)

Project description

Gender-based violence is also a workplace matter: time for EU action - Joint Statement by EU sectoral social partners to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November 2021

With the support of the European Commission

With the support of the European Commission