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Reseau thematique Europeen sur: le travail, les jeunes et le syndic alisme

Objective



The creation of a European network on the theme of Work, young people and trade unions should make it possible to tackle the issue of social exclusion/integration in Europe, by examining the interaction of these three fields. The problems, which young people are facing, seem to be the same in different European States, even if they arise in more or less different ways according to the country. Every society is concerned about them in relation to the future. Given existing studies on the subject, it seems necessary to go into greater depth in this field of research. It is rare for changes in work to be studied from the point of view of developments amongst young people. This is even more the case, as far as a comparative approach at the European level is concerned. However, young people's living and working conditions seem to say a lot about on-going changes. Furthermore, young people's working and living reality and the way they evaluate them and their relationship to work have something to do with the way they relate to trade unionism.
The proposed network will be made up of representatives of European trade unions (and similar bodies). It will make it possible to know about trade union policies, proposals and opinions on social exclusion/integration, as well as its mechanisms, causes and policies that are implemented... Meetings will be organised by each partner of the network on a particular aspect of the general theme of "Work, young people and trade unions": young people's relationship to work, destructuring/restructuring of social identity, training, trade unionism, relations between generations, payment of young people's work and their wages. It will not be a question of simply presenting existing studies country by country, but also of having discussions about most significant trade union experience, the way social actors perceive of and analyse the situation and initiatives taken in the field.

Research work and tests could be envisaged subsequently

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

INSTITUT SYNDICAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES ECONOMIQUES ET SOCIALES
Address
263,Rue De Paris 263
93516 Montreuil
France

Participants (6)

Centre Confédéral de la Jeunesse CGT
France
Address
263,Rue De Paris 263
93516 Montreuil
Confederation Sindical de Comisiones Obreras
Spain
Address
12,Calle Fernández De La Hoz 12
28010 Madrid
Confederaçao Geral dos Trabalhadores Portugueses
Portugal
Address
1,Rua Victor Cordon 1
1294 Lisboa
DGB Landesbezirk Hessen
Germany
Address
17,Walltorstrasse 17
35390 Giessen
Fédération Générale du Travail de Belgique
Belgium
Address
42,Rue Haute 42
1000 Bruxelles
Trades Union Congress Association
United Kingdom
Address
Great Russel Street
WC1B 3LS London