ERIC Number: ED316705
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
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Employees' Organizations and Their Contribution to the Development of Vocational Training Policy in the European Community.
This document includes eight chapters and an appendix that lists abbreviations and trade union organizations at the European Community (EC) level. Chapter 1 identifies the roles of employers, employee organizations or trade unions, and system conditions in the development of vocational training policies in the European community. Chapter 2 describes the policies of employees' organizations at the European level. Chapter 3 identifies trade union organizations at the EC level and also branch organizations. Chapter 4 presents basic guidelines for institutional participation and describes the participating institutions. Chapter 5 describes the instruments, such as regulations, directives, decisions, recommendations and options, and promotion of pilot projects and studies, of the EC. Chapter 6 provides four examples of the role of the social partners, employers and trade unions, in EC activities: (1) the European Social Fund; (2) vocational training policy in the EC during the 1980s; (3) harmonization of training; and (4) the role of the social partners in the texts of Council of Europe decisions. Chapter 7 presents developments in the construction, metalworking and electronics, banking and insurance, and agriculture sectors. Chapter 8 summarizes the present role of employees and reflects on how to increase the responsibility and influence of the social partners. (CML)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Banking, Business Responsibility, Construction Industry, Electronics, Employer Employee Relationship, Foreign Countries, Institutional Cooperation, Insurance, Job Training, Metalworking, Policy Formation, Unions
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Berlin (West Germany).