Study on "The representation in the labour world in national and European institutions: the role of the national and European economic and social committees and of other dialogue structures"

The subject of the study will be the analysis of the present situation of the different national and European ESC (Economic and Social Committees), including the following:

a) How budgetary reductions affect the work of the ESCs

b) The need for ESCs to exist from the institutional (constitutional) point of view in the democratic consultation mechanisms of the social agents and the civil society

c) The reform need that encompasses the idea of "democratic government" within the national and European ESCs

d) The basis for social and institutional dialogue in a democratic society, including the political, historical and cultural points of view.

The study should be carried out in English or in French, and it should be based in the following countries: Greece, Italy, Spain, France and Romania, and the European ESC.

Indicative calendar

  1. Deadline: 21.03.2014, 12:00
  2. Launching of the study to interested potential tenderers: estimated timing is  Wednesday 26 march 2014
  3. Deadline for the offer submission 2 calendar weeks following the launching of the study to interested potential tenderers
  4. Offer attribution: Friday, 11 April 2014
  5. Draft report presentation: 6 weeks following the signature of the contract by all parties
  6. Final report: about 3 months following the signature of the contract by all parties


Send your expression of interest to participate or request for information to the following mail box (before the deadline mentioned below)


Friday, March 21, 2014 - 11:00