ERIC Number: ED423363
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of Social Partners in the Development of Vocational Training in a Market Economy at the Enterprise Level. Synthesis Report of Subgroup B Meeting, 7-8 March, 1997, Warsaw.
Gieorgica, Pawel; Luttringer, Jean-Marie
Vocational training should be a subject of social dialogue at the enterprise level, since enterprises have an essential role in developing continuing vocational training of their employees and are concerned about initial training. European social partners agree that states, enterprises, and individuals have responsibilities in initial vocational education and continuing training. Decentralization and privatization of economies has made it difficult for most partner countries to differentiate between the state and private sector as the main provider of employment. Responses of employees, employers, and government to questions concerning the role of the social partners at the enterprise level indicate that workers and employers are responsible for training at that level. All agree there are difficulties for development of the social dialogue on vocational training in the enterprise. Effective implementation of training supposes cooperation among public authorities, training providers, professional sector organizations, enterprises, and mass media. Employees and government agree on a legal framework as a condition that may encourage the involvement of social partners. Recommendations are for the recognition of social partners' roles, financial support and technical assistance of the European Training Foundation, and pilot projects. (Two reports on the role of social partners on training at the enterprise level in the Member States of the European Union are appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Training Foundation, Turin (Italy).
Identifiers - Location: European Union