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For trade unions, development cooperation is a part of our commitment to fight poverty, promote sustainable social development and improve working and living conditions for all.


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Trade Union Co-Financing Programme

duration: 3 years 9 months (From 1 April 2009 to 31 December 2012)
budget: 19,896,647 EUR
  • technical and financial support to labour unions in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe.
  • improving working and living conditions of workers
  • strengthen the position of labour unions
  • promoting social dialogue, being social partners with employers and governments
  • monitoring of labour rights violations
  • contribute to poverty reduction in relation to the Decent Work agenda and the International Labour Standards of the ILO
  • to strengthen partner organizations in lobby and advocacy for collective labour agreements
  • improving policies related to labour market, employment, social security/protection

Three subprogrammes:

  • Strong Partners for Decent Work
  • Lobby&Policy for Decent Work
  • Establishing Awareness for Decent Work


  • Informal Economy
  • Gender
  • Social Dialogue
  • Fair Globalization


Trade Union organizations in 27 countries