Educational Programme 2012 European Social Dialogue - EZA

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Educational Programme 2012 European Social Dialogue - EZA

Educational Programme 2012European Social DialogueGroup of themes 7MOBILITY AND MIGRATION OF EMPLOYEESChallenges facing a European immigration policyInternational migration plays a major role forthe EU in terms of economic growth, receptioncapacity of the labour and housing market, thehealth, education and social systems and interms of the migrants’ protection. The seminardeals with European policies and standards formigration and with the vision of a commonforeign and migration policy. Furthermore itlooks into the phenomenon of migration fromNorth Africa and Eastern Europe, the humanrights situation of immigrants, the legalprovisions of the Schengen Agreement and thephenomenon of human trafficking and jobexploitation.Associazioni Cristiane Lavoratori Italiani - EnteNazionale ACLI IstruzioneProfessionale (ACLI - ENAIP)Michele ConsiglioTel.: +39 - 06 - 584 03 93E-mail: michele.consiglio@acli.itPalermo / Italy08 – 10 November 201207-01-12-SELanguages: en, fr, it1 / 5


Immigration within the context of economic crisis, unemployment and social cutsImmigrants strive for a better life and greaterpersonal and social prosperity for their familiesand themselves. Because of the current crisis,immigration causes major problems in terms ofa decent life, exclusion and the provision ofbasic services. The seminar deals with thework-related, economic and socialdisadvantages of immigrants in the hostcountries as a result of the current situation.Furthermore the seminar analyses the situationof migrants in the most affected countries ofthe Mediterranean region and presentssuccessful models of integration through workand respect of their culture.Centro Social de Trabajadores (CST)Jésus Casado and Antonio Torres GómezTel.: +34 - 91 - 435 06 29E-mail: centrosocialdetrabajadores@yahoo.esGuadalajara / Spain25 – 27 May 201207-02-12-SELanguages: de, en, es, itFree Movement for WorkersThe free movement of workers forms part ofthe fundamental freedoms of the EuropeanUnion. Accordingly every citizen of the Unionhas the right, irrespective of his or her place ofresidence, to take up and exerciseemployment in any member state for whichs/he does not have citizenship under the sameconditions as a national of that country. Theobjective of the seminar is to demonstrate theopportunities and possibilities as well as thechallenges of the free movement of workersand to pay special attention to the freemovement of workers between Austria and theCzech Republic. This should in particulardiscuss, from the perspective of workers’organisations, the ban on the discrimination offoreign workers, trade union organisation andthe representation of foreign workers, thecooperation with trade unions from othermember states, the development of conceptsfor how to prevent the one-sided “brain drain”and best practices in relation to the freemovement of workers.Fritz Pirkl - Institut des Europäischen Zentrumsfür Arbeitnehmerfragen inBayern (EZAB)Siegfried KliegelTel.: +49 - 89 - 12 43 - 306E-mail: siegfried.kliegel@csu-bayern.deVienna / Austria07 – 08 December 201207-03-12-SELanguages: cs, de, en, fr2 / 5


Migrants' participation in the Social Dialogue and in the labour marketThis seminar will compare general integrationpolicies on the one hand and labour marketintegration policies based on European andnational measures in the participatingcountries on the other. This way deficits andpositive aspects of migration policies on aEuropean and national level will be identified.The outcomes and know-how will supportmigrant associations, trade unions andmigrants’ representatives. Further aims of theseminar are to provide training and capacitybuilding for migrants, to inform employersabout European directives and strengthen thesocial and negotiating skills of the migrants.Fundación Humanismo y Democracia (H+D)Maria Isabel Alañón GonzálezTel.: +34 - 91 - 435 06 29E-mail: malanon@hmasd.orgMadrid / Spain19 – 21 October 201207-06-12-SELanguages: not yet definedImproving the legal recognition and protection for migrant workers –challenges for the trade unionsLegal migration within the EU provides greatbenefits in terms of training and economicopportunities. The seminar deals with thequestion how to improve the protection ofrights and welfare of migrant workers and howto strengthen the trade unions’ involvement inthis field in order to provide these workers withinformation and support. Furthermore tradeunions should be more visible, available andaccessible for migrant workers and fightagainst discrimination in the fields of pay,working conditions and freedom of association.This seminar is also meant to foster anexchange of experience between workers’organisations on how to organise migrants.Confederation of Labour PODKREPA(PODKREPA)Vesselin MitovTel.: +359 - 2 - 987 98 87E-mail: vesko@podkrepa.orgSofia / Bulgaria21 – 23 June 201207-07-12-SELanguages: bg, en, frAs of: 19.02.20134 / 5

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