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Department 58 – International Relations
Department 58 – International Relations


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Title of the Programme Global fund for Decent Work and Tripartite Dialogue
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Programme grant 890 000 EUR
Programme co-financing
Funded from Norway Grant 2014 - 2021
Programme operator Innovation Norway
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Objective of the programme

The objective of the Programme is strengthened tripartite cooperation between employer organisations, trade unions and public authorities and the promotion of decent work. It will support social dialogue, contribute to ensure that Beneficiary States are better equipped to deal with the challenges following high unemployment and to establish decent work practices, and improve the enforcement of legislation and policies on decent work and social dialogue.

Programme area Social Dialogue – Decent Work
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The Programme is expected to reach the following three outcomes: (1) Improved social dialogue and cooperation, (2) Enhanced implementation of the decent work agenda (fair and decent working conditions), and, (3) Facilitated access to employment.
Norway has a strong tradition of tripartite consultation, bringing together workers, employers and the government on various levels in formulating and negotiating labour standards and policies. Bilateral cooperation plays a very strong role in the Programme, with the opportunity for close involvement of Norwegian social partners, sharing expertise and experience.

One important aspect of improving social dialogue is to get public authorities more involved in a structured and constructive way. Therefore, the Programme addresses tripartite cooperation and encourages cooperation between public authorities in the Beneficiary States and relevant public authorities in Norway, e.g. on enforcement of labour law and on the fight against work-related crime.

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Summary information Factsheet Social DialoguePDF (200kB)