The programme “Social Dialogue – Decent Work” (hereafter referred to as “the Programme”) shall contribute to the general objectives of the Norway Grants 2014‐2021, respectively to the reduction of economic and social disparities in the European Economic Area and to strengthening bilateral relations between Norway and the Beneficiary States.
The objective of the Programme is strengthened tripartite cooperation between employer organisations, trade unions and public authorities and the promotion of decent work. It will support social dialogue, contribute to ensure that Beneficiary States are better equipped to deal with the challenges following high unemployment and to establish decent work practices, and improve the enforcement of legislation and policies on decent work and social dialogue.
Programme area specifics:
The programme supports social dialogue and contribute to ensure that all Beneficiary Countries are better equipped to deal with the challenges following high unemployment and to establish decent work objectives, in close cooperation with Norwegian partners.
The programme offers funding for projects that wish to achieve the following three outcomes:
- Outcome 1: Improved social dialogue and cooperation
- Outcome 2: Enhanced implementation of the decent work agenda (fair and decent working conditions)
- Outcome 3: Facilitated access to employment (this outcome is limited to following countries: the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia).