Execution started in December 2020
Expected end date of activities in June 2024
Kick-off in September 2021
Representatives of the co-applicants meet twice a year to assess progress and suggest key orientations to the Project Secretariat
Experts in Social Dialogue meeting twice a year to provide the ExCom members with suggestions regarding the content of the activities
Project team in charge of Executing of the action plan and the budget, as well as reporting to the Executive Committee
The project covers the Southern Mediterranean countries of the pilot phase and extends the action to three new countries
The activities that will be deployed to achieve the project's objective will essentially revolve around five different types of instruments:
Expected results and outcomes
Stimulate and strengthen Social Dialogue in the targeted countries
Support the efforts of the beneficiary countries for an inclusive and structured multipartite Social Dialogue
Translate the Charter to promote Social Dialogue in the South Mediterranean into national action plans in the target countries
Expand the scope of the project at the regional level to 3 new countries and territories (Palestine, Lebanon, Algeria)
Improved environment for an effective Social Dialogue between social and economic actors in the target Southern Mediterranean Countries
Improved civic and multi-stakeholder dialogue on implementation of the SOLiD Charter on Social Dialogue between civil society organizations, governments and regional and local authorities
Establishment of a community of practice network including Economic and social councils, public authorities, NGOs, local authorities and media in the target countries and at local, regional and international levels
A diagnosis step on new target countries (Palestine, Lebanon, and Algeria) will enable the project team to assess the needs and determine priority areas to explore with representatives of the social partners involved. This step will focus on trainings developed specifically for those different target groups and efforts will also be put in mobilizing beneficiaries.
The main objective of the Sensibilisation & promotion phase is to leverage on the outcomes of the capacity building programme to create a common working environment between the different partners, the idea being essentially to empower them to consider collective initiatives and action plans for the implementation of the SOLiD charter. Regional seminars, local promotional campaigns, and exchange visits along with online communication actions and materials will be the essential instruments in the sensibilisation and promotion phase.
Considering that one of the most important outputs of the SOLiD project phase one is the Charter for Strengthening Social Dialogue ratified by the targeted social parties and governments, translating the Charter into initiatives for action plans will be based on the dialogues that will be organized during national workshops and regional seminars in the second phase of the project. This will be done in a way that enhances collective action between partners and allows for the formulation of effective and consensual action plans and policies at both national and regional levels.
As a conclusive phase of the project, convergence is necessary in order to ensure continuous improvement of Social Dialogue practices and institutions beyond the SOLiD project phase 2 and will bring partners to essentially work on commitments, binding agreements and potential collective projects at regional, national, and local levels.