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AGREEMENT NUMBER - VS/2020/0101 Expanding and Improving Workplace Democracy as a Prerequisite for Humanising Labour and the Work Environment – DIRECT II



  1. Carried out further and more deep research of the existing literature, previous analysis and survey data related to  direct workers’ participation arrangements, the impact of the new technologies and digitalisation on the work-place democracy and direct participation; analysis of the role of the patterns of direct participation for improvement of technical, technological and organisational innovations, for humanising working environment; further analysis of the role of the work-place democracy and direct participation, in particular, for the improvement of the social partnership at company level in each co-applicant country;
  2. Collected data at national level of the processes, mentioned in the project aims and developed in the six National Reports;
  3. Organised and carried out six National Workshops (one in each co-applicant country) for discussion, exchange of experience, for capacity building, knowledge and skills of the workers’ representatives and employers and for collecting suggestions for innovations and improvement of the social partnership at company level and democracy at work;
  4. Organised and carried out three Round Tables for the project Steering Committee including some experts from other EU Member-States and National and European institutions and organisations of the social partners (one day each after the second third and fourth project meetings) for sharing information, building experience and finding solutions on the issues to be surveyed;
  5. Developed, published and translated in the languages of the co-applicants a European Comparative Report on the impact of Direct Participation on the issues defined in the project objectives, based on the results of the national research and the exchange of experience and good practice examples between the partners during the national workshops and the roundtable discussions;
  6. Developed a  Handbook of Good Practice Guidelines to assist management and employee representatives to smoothly facilitate the introduction of new technologies through enterprise level joint steering committees and joint implementation groups;
  7. Organised and carried out a Final International Conference to present the results of the research findings; to spread the knowledge and good practice examples to a broader public and other countries/regions and to enhance the mainstreaming of the project results into other national and regional contexts;
  8. Created a website of the project which will become a platform for all stake holders interested in the topics of workplace Information, Consultation and Direct Participation;
  9. Maintained and improved network for an exchange of experience between the partner countries, other countries and stakeholders in the sphere of information, consultation and workers’ representation and participation.