Project goals

  • Improve the ability of EWC members from 7 EU Member States to anticipate economic changes and solve problems related to employee involvement.
  • Promoting transnational cooperation between EWC members.
  • Raise awareness of employees and employer representatives about the benefits of creating an EWC.
  • Disseminating EWC good practices by codifying and sharing specific examples of best practices.
  • Cooperation of employers and employees in defining and implementing specific responses to challenges related to employee involvement.+
  • Improving knowledge of EU law on employee involvement through the active involvement of social partners from Serbia and comprehensive dissemination activities targeted at candidate countries.

Planned activities

The research will be aimed at analysing the potential for creating EWCs in enterprises based in specific countries, the work efficiency of existing EWCs and the training needs of EWC members.


  • Preparation of research methodology – country report template, survey template, scenario of focus group research and interviews.
  • Organization of focus groups in Poland, Portugal, Spain and Slovakia and conducting interviews with selected focus group members (15 people in each country) June-July 2020.
  • Preparation of reports at national level presenting the training needs of EWC members aimed at improving the efficiency of EWC work.
  • Preparation of an online course in an attractive form, including a short video, infographics, a mini manual providing the necessary knowledge to employee representatives and employees involved in negotiations.
  • Testing phase of the online course in partner´s countries.

2 days, 22 participants, 2 from each organization.

Setting dates of events, division of labour, discussing the goals and planned results of the project.

2 days, 22 participants, 2 from each organization.

Developing a strategic approach to improving the functioning of the EWC. The workshops will include a coaching session aimed at motivating participants and determining the steps they should take to establish EWCs in their workplaces.

2 days, 22 participants, 2 people from each organization.

Analysis of the implementation of the directive on the involvement of employees by the Member States in relation to the metal sector. Participants will develop a strategic approach to increase effectiveness for the implementation of transnational employees’ rights to information and consultation, the emphasis will be on the effectiveness of EWC work.

‘EWCs for the future – tips and advice on establishing and managing EWCs in the metal sector’ – 400 printed copies, the publication will also be available in the form of an e-book and audiobook in 8 languages.

Project website, social media profiles, publication of articles promoting project results in the press and online media.





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