Evaluation of Financial Instruments in Support of the European Social Dialogue


November 2004 to June 2005

PSI researchers:

Background, summary and aims

Background and Aims

This is an evaluation of financial instruments in support of the European Social Dialogue. It focuses on the impact of projects supported under three budgetary streams over the period 2000-2004. It will place the evaluation findings and policy recommendations in the context of EU enlargement and make recommendations regarding ho measures to promote social dialogue might be improved in future.

Project Design

The study, led by the Centre for Strategy and Evaluation Services (CSES) will be based on literature reviews, interviews with key social partners and a survey of projects undertaken in support of the social dialogue. The study will conclude with a workshop reviewing the study's findings and policy implications.

Importance of Research

Promotion of dialogue between social partners is a key aspect of the European Commission's activities. This study will provide an overview of their work in this area to date, identifying changes that may required for more effective intervention in future.


European Commission