Mapping Studies of Trade Unions and Professional Associations in six Eastern partner countries
November 6, 2020

Mapping Studies of Trade Unions and Professional Associations in six Eastern partner countries


In order to strengthen the interaction between the EU and civil society actors in six Eastern partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine), Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility (EaP CSF) commissioned the Central European Labour Studies Institute (CELSI), to produce “Mapping Studies of Trade Unions and Professional Associations as Civil Society Actors Working on the Issues of Labour Rights and Social Dialogue in six Eastern Partnership Countries”. The overall study included 6 national reports and one comparative regional report, responding to the following objectives:

  • mapping the current situation relating to trade unions and professional associations in the six EaP countries,
  • identifying and evaluating the core competences of trade unions and professional associations and their needs to strengthen particular institutional, structural and organisational resources in order to increase their influence on promoting labour rights, protection and social dialogue,
  • assessing the potential and need for provision of EU support to this group of civil society actors and provide recommendations for the EU (not included in this version of the report).


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