Multi-sectoral project on “the role of social partners in preventing third-party violence and harassment at work

HOSPEEM, EPSU, CEMR, CESI as co-applicants and ETF, ETNO, ETUCE, EUPAE, UITP as associated organisations have been provided with financial support from the European Commission for a joint project in the field of social dialogue: “The role of social partners in preventing third-party violence and harassment at work” in the years 2021 and 2023 (VS/2021/0046).

Aims and objectives

The project aims to assess the effectiveness at the national level of the EU Multi-sectoral social partners’ guidelines to tackle and prevent third-party violence and harassment related to work (2010), hereafter the Guidelines. It will identify areas for improvements and explore possibilities for reviewing the Guidelines’ content and nature considering recent legislative developments and the ILO Convention 190 on Violence and Harassment (2019). It will also aim to be an awareness-raising tool on a gender-sensitive approach to violence and harassment at the workplace.

It will include a mix of capacity-building among EU sectoral social partners and evidence-based policy recommendations addressed to the project partners, their members, and public authorities. It will consist of two European conferences with sectoral break-out discussions, seven webinars.

The project focuses on the public services sector, i.e., government, hospitals, education, public transport, supported by examples drawn from the private sector, allowing to compare sectoral specificities and produce general policy recommendations.

Implementation of the action

The project will run for 24 months. This will allow the delivery of a full project cycle, including preparatory activities, implementing the work plan, and disseminating results. The project foresees the organisation of  webinars and conferences.

Webinar 1: 15 June 2021 on setting the scene of the project

Webinar 2: 24 September 2021 on gender-based violence and harassment

Webinar 3: 25 October 2021 on risk assessment, an EU health and safety obligation

Webinar 4: 16 December 2021 on digitalisation and third-party violence and harassment: challenges and risks

Webinar 5: 4 March 2022 on protection and compensation of victims of violence or harassment

Webinar 6: 13 June 2022 : Brainstorming on how to improve the 2010 social partner multisectoral guidelines on prevention of third-party violence and harassment

Final conference: 25 November 2022, Madrid


Call for tender (Closed)

Project description

EPSU will also set up a page with the project-related information.

This project has received financial support from the European Union