The partners

The partners involved in the project are

Associazione Bruno Trentin (IT)

It is a large organization with important functions in Italy, and, by working in the tradition of the most significant trade-union experiences abroad, can play an important role in Europe too.
This will put into effect the decisions of the most recent organizational conference devoted to re-launching, rationalizing and coordinating the institutions of the Confederation as a whole.
The new Bruno Trentin Association (ABT) will be organized in specific sectors for research and training activity (the two basic tasks), but it will also deal with economic, social, institutional and cultural
policy: social and demographic development; the analysis of economic growth; and questions of employment, tax, culture, etc. The
notable internal skills that have been inherited will be put to use, and relations with other research and study centres will be further
developed, as well as those with other foundations and important Italian and European universities.
Similar institutions are used by the main European trade unions, by associations of industrialists, as well as by some research centres
in the ambit of the Italian left.
The new association devised by the CGIL will focus particularly on questions of employment, the economy and welfare. It aims
to develop proposals and enquiries on the great questions concerning the country, but also public conferences and internal
seminars for discussion and reflection, to be organized in collaboration with all the Confederation’s facilities. It will also further
strengthen its work in training. It will therefore share with the CGIL a strategy that responds to political, social, economic
and demographic dynamics, honing the tools for improving the skills of trade unionists.
It is, then, a proposal that takes account of the great changes that have occurred in recent decades and their effects on the workplace,
on industrial relations, and in the social sphere, and aimsto bring about permanent training in a trade union setting.
This makes a new relation and forms of coordination with similar professional and local organizations indispensable One aim of the Association is to become an integrated part of European research and training. That is why we have opened a new channel for discussing experiences and collaboration with the European institute of the ETUI.
With this choice the CGIL is presenting an institute that can support strategic choices, thanks to high-level research and constant training
of its members.
The Institute is organized in two large areas: Research and Training.
■ The area of Research is sub-divided in four sectors: Economy, Welfare, Employment and Training, Industrial Relations and
Labour Conditions.
■ The Training, in its turn, intervenes in the fields of higher training, specialist training, and training of instructors.

Cittalia, European Centre for studies and research for the municipalities and cities, Research Foundation of ANCI (IT)

Cittalia is the research foundation of ANCI (Italian association of cities and municipalities) dealing with studies and research on the most relevant topics for Italian urban contexts.
It was set up in 2008 and it initially got involved in environmental, institutional and innovation programs to then focus on welfare, social inclusion, local governance, public and urban policies.
Cittalia mission is to support Italian cities and local communities to face the challenges posed by social and economic changes. The objective is to develop effective public policies and to improve the action of Italian cities and municipalities.
Cittalia is also involved in monitoring European urban activities and, on behalf of ANCI, it supports the members coming from Italian Municipalities within the Italian delegation to the Committee of the Regions.
Cittalia is National Dissemination Point  in Italy for URBACT, the european programme dedicated to urban governance and development.
Cittalia includes the Central Service coordinating the  SPRAR, the System for the Protection of Asylum Seekers and Refugees.


CONC – Sindical Confederación de la Comisión Nacional de Catalunya (ES)

CCOO de Catalunya is a trade union organization made up by men and women that join in as members on a voluntary and solidarity basis in order to defend their interests so as to obtain a more democratic and fair society open to participation.

It is confederated to CCOO of Spain and is a member of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). CCOO is represented by 24.125 trade union delegates in enterprises of all branches (42.54%).

Currently we have 147.055 members and are very well connected to social and citizen initiatives and movements. CCOO is committed to a strong social dialogue with the regional government of Catalonia and has a long experience organizing different collectives such as migrant workers, unemployed persons or youngsters.
As a Trade Union that was born in the fight against the dictatorship of Franco, CCOO was always committed to the European project and its values. Since 1990 we are part of the Catalan Council of the Movement for Europe.

C.N.S.L.R. – Fratia (RO)

The National Confederation of Free Trade Unions in Romania – FRATIA (C.N.S.L.R. – FRATIA) is one of the most important national trade union organizations in Romania, independent of political parties, state institutions and employers, constituted solely by the will of its members.
It is affiliated to the International Trade Union Confederation (I.T.U.C.) and to the European Trade Union Confederation (E.T.U.C.).
It is constituted of 28 professional federations covering a wide range of economic sectors, and of 41 territorial unions.
C.N.S.L.R. – FRATIA represents, respects, promotes and protects the professional, social and cultural interests of hundreds of thousands members, and of all the workers in general.
To rich its goals, our organization joins its forces with other public and private organizations and institutions that fight for the right to freedom, equality and social justice, and is constantly implementing – within national and trans-national partnerships – projects specially designed for the needs of its members, as well as of different vulnerable categories in need of a better promotion and representation.
The prior assignments of the organization are the following:
– re-establishing the legal rights of workers in case they were broken or diminished;
– participating to the legislative processes that have direct impact on the trade union activity and on the socio-professional and economic interests of its members;
– promoting the national and international collaboration and solidarity with other trade union organizations devoted to democratic principles, social justice, freedom and peace.

Its mission – derived from its reason of being – is to protect the fundamental rights of workers established by the Romanian Constitution, Romanian legislation, Collective Agreements and by the International Conventions that Romania ratified.

CPE – Fundacia Centrul parteneriat pentru egalitate (RO)

The Centre for Partnership and Equality – CPE is a non-profit organization in Bucharest, active in the fields of equality, diversity and inclusion since 2002. Center Partnership for Equality – CPE is committed to mainstreaming the principle of equal opportunities for women and men into the public policies and associated practices, as an integral part of democratization and the creation of an open society, in order to re-define the status and improve the condition of women in Romania.
CPE supports initiatives and runs programs and projects that aim at raising awareness within the Romanian society in regards to women’s present condition and the role they can and must play in the social development of Romania. The rights it advocates for are: non-discrimination in relation to women, the right to education, the right to be free from violence, equal opportunities for women and men, reproductive and sexual rights, a gender – inclusive approach to development, economic rights for women, women’s active involvement in public life, gender in education, prevention on trafficking for sexual exploitation and prevention on violence against women.
CPE also started addressing issues related to discrimination based on one’s ethnicity or disability, with projects that involves awareness-raising campaigns and long-term action plans for three main sectors: gender, ethnicity and disability.


Fundación Cipriano Garcia CCOO de Catalunya (ES)

The Cipriano Garcia Foundation of CCOO de Catalunya has several aims: the design and undertaking of training actions endowed with social and trade union content; the promotion of reflexion, study and research related to culture and values of social transformation; the regaining and preservation of the documental and historical heritage of CCOO de Catalunya.
Various activities are carried out by the foundation: courses organisation, seminars, events, conferences, exhibitions, the undertaking of research work, and the management of the Historical File.
The economic resources of the foundation are made up by the contribution of the foundational patron, as well as by public grants and private donation.