Employers' Activities

Employers' Activities

Block 3

Enhancing Employers’ and Business Member Organizations’ Policy Influence

Thematic training activities aiming at increasing Employers’ and Business Member Organizations’ expertise and impact on the country’s business and political environment and socio-economic policies, via effective advocacy and or social dialogue policies and interventions.

Training Activities Include:

  • Evidence Based Strategic Advocacy and Communication

In recent years, Turin's ACT/EMP Programme has successfully developed training materials and courses in a number of topics relating to advocacy for a healthier and more predictable business environment and providing services to EBMO members. In the field, ACT/EMP has conducted successful experiments in "Evidence (research) based Strategic Advocacy and Lobbying" that, with the proper follow-up, have been successful in achieving policy changes aimed at improving the business environment. The purpose of this course is to improve EBMOs' capacities in research, drafting policy proposals, advocacy and communication strategies, as well as in the follow-up process this entails.

  • Enhancing employers' involvement in Social Protection policy debates

The course aims at enabling EBMO officials to better structure employers' voice and enhance employers' involvement in social protection policy debates, specifically in the development, implementation and operations of social protection systems.

  • Macroeconomic Concepts for Social Negotiators

This training course offers an overview of the most important macroeconomic concepts from a social dialogue perspective. It is aimed at non-economists working in EBMOs and strives to acquaint them, in one week, with such basic concepts as national accounts, public finance, competition, productivity, competitiveness and so on. At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to discuss macroeconomic issues and negotiate with governments and workers' representatives more effectively.

  • Tools to measure productivity and links between productivity and wages

The course provides a solid foundation to gain knowledge and better understand the concept of productivity. The objective of the course is to support Employers and Business Member Organizations in setting up services on productivity measurement for companies and encourage the use of productivity as a relevant variable in the wage negotiations at national, sectoral or company level.

  • Greening economies, enterprises and jobs: the role of EOs in the promotion of environmentally sustainable enterprises

The need to move to a greener economy presents enterprises with challenges at both policy and operational level. This course will help to equip EBMOs with new competencies for representing the business perspective in national and international debates on environmentally sustainable development, and in developing the service capacity to support company members in greening their businesses and identifying new green opportunities.

  • Employers' organizations and minimum wage determination

This course gives an overview of the issues with which employers' and business member organizations are confronted when involved in co-determining wage policy at national, sectoral or regional level. It covers economic and social concepts concerning wages, includes simulation exercises and requires the participants to be involved in producing strategies and solutions, which may be useful for devising a comprehensive strategy for employers on wages and wage policies, including minimum wages.

  • Skills development and the role of Employers' Organizations

An in-depth course on the role of employers in boosting more effective labour-market oriented skills and training policies. Throughout the workshop, participants will gain insight into the division of responsibilities between government, worker and employer for education and training in their different stages. They will also learn how their EBMO can play an active role in policy development on education and training when entering into dialogue with government and trade unions or when servicing associated members and enterprises.

  • Employers’ Young Professionals Academy EPYA logo

The Employers Young Professionals Academy (EYPA) project aims at taking the issue of staff development for young professionals of EOs and at providing tailored and practical solutions in order to strengthen both personal and organisational capacity. The key objectives of the Academy, include:

  • Enhance skills and knowledge of high potential professionals, and contribute to EOs' organisational development in Europe;
  • Promote an understanding of the European dimension of industrial relations and of the business environment among future EOs leaders;
  • Create a network among European EOs' professionals.
  • Strengthening the Capacities of Employers in the Application and Enforcement of Convention 169 on Indigenous and Tribal People

The general objective of this training is capacity building in EBMOs regarding the knowledge of C-169, its implementation and compliance. After the training, EBMOs will be in a better position to effectively engage the State and other relevant stakeholders in advocating and promoting an efficient and predictable processes that offer legal certainty for both, private and public investments to take place.


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