Pracodawcy RP Boarding Meeting. Picture courtesy of Pracodawcy RP.
SOCIEUX+ and Employers of Poland further cooperation with agreement
In April 2022, SOCIEUX+ entered into a collaborative agreement with Employers of Poland (Pracodawcy Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej), the oldest and largest employers’ organization in Poland. This agreement lays the foundation for joint activities between the two parties, and for technical experts of Employers of Poland to join SOCIEUX+ activities in EU Partner Countries.
This agreement acknowledges the expertise and international cooperation endeavours of Employers of Poland, and the knowledge and expertise of its staff in the fields of social protection, labour and employment policies. As a collaborative institution partner of SOCIEUX+, Employers of Poland benefits from the existing collaborative network of SOCIEUX+ partners within and outside the EU, as well as:
- International recognition as a center of excellence;
- Expanded cooperation opportunities with EU Member States and Partner Countries;
- Increased opportunities for staff development through exposure to international challenges in their fields.
As SOCIEUX+ collaborative partner, Employers of Poland staff also benefit from priority consideration for peer-to-peer activities organised by the Facility.
Mr. Rafal Baniak, CEO of Employers of Poland, acknowledged on the occasion of this agreement the importance of mutual cooperation, and considering the key role of social partners in the complex process of policy and legal reforms as a source of solid expertise, particularly from the point of view of implementation.
The SOCIEUX+ EU Expertise on Social Protection, Labour and Employment Facility expands and improves access to better employment opportunities and inclusive social protection systems in EU Partner Countries through technical cooperation and knowledge development activities.
Based on the peer exchange model, SOCIEUX+ facilitates the exchange of knowledge and good practices between EU Member States and partner institutions around the world through targeted, short-term activities. Its specific objective is to enhance the partner countries’ capacity to design, manage, and monitor inclusive, effective and sustainable employment strategies and social protection systems.
SOCIEUX+ was established and funded through the European Commission’s Directorate for International Partnerships (DG INTPA) and is implemented by a partnership led by Expertise France, BELINCOSOC (Belgian International Cooperation on Social Protection), the International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP), and the Belgian Development Agency (Enabel).
About Employers of Poland
Established in November 1989, Employers of Poland is a recognised social partner in Poland and Europe.
The organisation works to protect the rights and representation of their members’ interests to national and EU institutions through social dialogue, market research, expert analysis and training.
Internationally, Employers of Poland is an active member of the International Organisation of Employers (IOE), the body representing the interests of employers in international social and labour policy matters, which promotes integrity, inclusion, and diversity. IOE organises conferences on the intersection of work and social issues in Poland and other member states. They are also active partners of the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound), SGI Europe, and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), an EU advisory group made up of representatives from workers’ and employers’ groups.